WORLD WEATHER: Amazing video captures lightning bolt reducing a telephone pole to splinters

This amazing dash cam footage shows the moment a lightning bolt struck a telegraph pole in Chicago.

The force and heat of the lightning reduced the pole to splinters after it had exploded.

During the storm an aluminum canopy covering a pedestrian walkway was knocked onto the CTA Blue Line tracks at the Illinois Medical District station during the storm.

Two sisters driving took phone video of the dramatic flashes near the Illinois Medical District.