Fire + ice = hotline!
Shocking footage shows a ball of electrical energy zipping along a frozen Louisiana power line amid the lethal winter storms barreling throughout the South.
The now-viral video was recorded by a bystander in Kenner, however was posted to Twitter by NBC outlet WDSU on Monday — and it has since racked up 4.1 million views in lower than 24 hours.
“I’ve by no means seen electrical strains do this,” plumbing retailer proprietor Chris Fitzmorris told WWLTV of filming the wild occasion.
The electrifying 40-second clip, which was recorded close to the aptly-named Power Boulevard, shows two fiery blue orbs racing throughout power strains like Livewire from “Supergirl.”
Fitzmorris in contrast the spectacle to watching “a roadrunner run from a lightning strike.”
The electrifying phenomenon was sparked by a downed transformer, which induced the power to surge close to the outage, native TV retailers reported. Traffic was reportedly shut down within the intersection as staff scrambled to restore the malfunctioned wires.
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Needless to say, the clip sparked a frenzy of responses within the Twitterverse.
“That appears to be like like ball lightning touring on the power line. It’s an actual factor,” marveled one gawker.
Another jokester in contrast the phenomenon to the time-traveling automobile in “Back To The Future.”
“They did not have the plutonium available to power the Delorean, so that they wanted a approach to harness the 1.21 Gigawatts of electrical energy essential to power the flux capacitor, which is what makes time journey,” they wrote.
However, the storm isn’t any laughing matter. The ferocious blizzard has killed 25 people throughout a number of Southern states and left greater than 4 million with out power in Texas alone.