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All traffic lights at the intersection of U.S. 301 and University Parkway at the Manatee-Sarasota county line were temporarily out of service due to a lightning strike on Tuesday afternoon, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office reported being on the scene around 3:50 p.m.

Deputies directed traffic at the intersection while the lights were repaired.

The traffic signals were functioning again shortly after 5 p.m., according to the sheriff’s office.

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