Updated:CLAY COUNTY, Fla. —
Lightning struck a runway at Keystone Heights Airport during a thunderstorm on July 5 and closed it down.
Maria Gall, Keystone Heights Airport Manager, said the lightning left a gash that was bigger than 10 feet wide.
The airport has two runways, and the main one is still operating.
The Florida Department of Transportation says the repairs will cost more than $10,000 thousand. The repairs to the runway are expected to begin soon.
The runway is expected to reopen at the end of August, Gall said.