Originally posted on CBS Boston:
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FOXBORO (CBS) – It looked like someone had a backhoe digging a 25-foot trench in the backyard. But it wasn’t an excavation site, it was a lightning strike with a powerful surge that traveled through the ground, up a downspout and out through the roof of a Foxboro home.
The 74-year-old homeowner was inside as the electrical shock also tore up the driveway, stairs to a back deck and left the railing in pieces.