Lightning strikes near Manchester Piccadilly station

A lightning strike hits near Manchester Piccadilly station this morning.
Lightning strikes near Manchester Piccadilly station this morning. Credit: Twitter/@MrJOwen

Lightning strikes near Manchester Piccadilly station have caused disruption to train services across the north west.

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