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Report: NJ Teacher Struck by Lightning in Snowstorm

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People drag and carry sleds through winter weather Wednesday in Perkasie, Pennsylvania. (Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 07 March 2018 07:26 PM

A 33-year-old New Jersey middle-school teacher was struck by lightning Wednesday while holding an umbrella during the Nor'easter striking the East Coast, police said.

Manchester Township Police Capt. Todd Malland said the teacher, whose name was not released, was on bus duty and standing on a sidewalk with other staffers preparing students for dismissal when the umbrella was struck about 2:30 p.m. ET, App.com reports.

She was taken to the school nurse's office by other teachers and was "alert and conscious," though she did have "tingling to her hand and arm," Malland told the website.

The teacher was later hospitalized for non-life threatening injuries, Malland said.

The Nor'easter ravaging the region was expected to dump as much as 12 inches of snow on New York alone — and causing "thundersnow" instead of rain.

But thunder and lightning, common features of warm-weather rainstorms, are just as prevalent with thundersnow because of heavy moisture in the air, meteorologist Jeff Haby told USA Today.

Thundersnow generally comes amid heavy rates of snow, according to the newspaper, which can reduce visibility.

The snow sometimes muffles the thunder, but the lightning can still be seen.

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A 33-year-old New Jersey middle-school teacher was struck by lightning Wednesday while holding an umbrella during the Nor'easter striking the East Coast, police said.
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