Possible lightning strike briefly knocks out power to MARTA Lindbergh station

Rail service through the Lindbergh MARTA rail station has resumed after an apparent lightning strike briefly knocked out electricity to the station.

MARTA officials posted a notice after 8 a.m. on the agency’s website saying that northbound trains were terminating at the Arts Center station, while southbound trains were stopping at the Lenox and Buckhead stations due to a power outage at Lindbergh, and that buses would be shuttling passengers between those stations.

But MARTA spokeswoman Cara Hodgson said just after 8:30 a.m. that “the issue has been resolved and we are resuming regular rail service.”

Hodgson said the power problem “might have been the result of a lightning strike.” A cluster of storms moved through northeast Atlanta between 8 and 9 a.m.

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