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Saturday, March 2, 2019

Andy's Angles: Windy Weekend

Sunday and Monday were two of the windiest days in recent memory.  As I said to meteorologist Valerie Smock, during Newswatch 16 Sunday Morning, it was like a tropical storm at the end of winter.
Part of my Monday duties was chasing wind damage, and this was the crown jewel in my travels.  The wind toppled a big sign that stood along Route 315 in Plains Township, at the entrance to the former Sunshine Market.

The sign consisted of heavy, steel girders, and it's amazing how the force of the wind and the weight of the sign snapped the bib bolts at the base.  The sign was too big to haul away in one piece, so a worker with a torch cut it in to pieces.  You can see the sparks next to the man in orange, in the center of the photo.