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High winds hit area Sunday PDF Print E-mail
Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

Beautiful spring-like weather conditions quickly turned into high windy conditions Sunday, March 18. Wind gusts that lasted most of the day littered streets and yards with small branches and sticks following an onslaught of high winds.

A new building being built just over a mile north of the stoplight on the west side of Highway 385 by Glen and Ranae McCallum received some damage Sunday afternoon. At about 2:30 p.m., the couple received a call informing them the structure was leaning about five feet. The structure had yet to receive its tin roof and stood with just its four walls covered. With some quick thinking, two telehandlers were rounded up to help support the building. Monday morning, March 19, the building was standing square and workers were busy adding tin to the roof. The building is the future home for Glen’s Diesel Repair’s new shop.

Area farmers have been given many opportunities to get into the field the past few weeks. A recently worked field south of the elementary school kicked up some corn shucks which found their way into town courtesy of the powerful winds. A wind gust of 53.71 mph was recorded in Holyoke Sunday.  —Enterprise photos

Holyoke Enterprise March 22, 2012