Watch: Transformer blows during heavy snow in Crookston

Here's something you don't see every day.
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Residents in Crookston, Minnesota, lost power for a while Saturday afternoon and the reason for the outage was caught on camera. 

Anthony Hillukka had just returned from a workout at the gym when he saw sparks coming from the power lines near his apartment complex. 

He grabbed his phone and started recording, and a few seconds later the transformer exploded, sending sparks flying and snapping the power line with the sound of electricity ringing through the air. 

Hillukka didn't flinch, which is pretty darn impressive. 

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