A teacher in New Jersey who was standing outside on bus duty was reportedly struck by lightning on Wednesday during a severe spat of “thundersnow.”
The woman was on patrol at Manchester Township Middle School in Manchester Township when the rare weather phenomenon broke out in the region around 2:30 p.m., according to NBC 10.
She had to be hospitalized, but was said to be in stable condition.
There have been more than 30 reports of lightning strikes across Manchester Township since Winter Storm Quinn began pounding the Tri-State area on Wednesday.
Towns in Pennsylvania and Delaware have also been affected by “thundersnow” — which occurs when a snowstorm develops an intense upward lift of air, causing an electric charge that produces lightning and then thunder.
The weather event is expected to continue throughout the northeast throughout the evening.