Early Sunday afternoon a Rosemont tree was struck by lightning during one of a series of storms that blew through the area.
It was just after 12:30 p.m. when the first storm hit Nelson and lightning struck a tree at a home on Robertson Avenue.
Neighbours report hearing the thunder just as the flash of lightning occurred but had trouble pin pointing the strike’s location. Later, police and city crews responded to assess the damage and the road was closed for the safety of the public.
Pieces of bark flew from the tree and some lodged into the ground as they hit the area below.
The homeowner is away. People estimate the age of the tree as between 80 and 100-years-old.