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100mph wind literally bends radio tower in half


Posted on Saturday, 2 March, 2019 | Comment icon 8 comments

Luckily the summit had been closed at the time. Image Credit: Trevor Dakers / Sugarloaf
A communications tower on Sugarloaf Mountain crumpled like tin foil in strong winds on Monday.
The dramatic scene, which resembled something from a post-apocalyptic science-fiction movie, was captured on camera by ski resort staff members after strong gusts caused the tower to collapse.

It is believed that the wind speed at the time had been well in excess of 100mph.

"The tower was pretty heavy with rime ice," said Sugarloaf Marketing Director Ethan Austin. "And then all this wind right after it. Sustained winds all day. Probably the combination did it in."

"We're the second tallest peak in the State of Maine, so we get pretty strong winds."

The tower, which is owned by TDS of Maine, was reportedly used by Homeland Security.

Fortunately nobody is believed to have been injured.


Source: WGME.com | Comments (8)

Tags: Sugarloaf, Wind, Tower

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by dvd22 on 2 March, 2019, 19:13
Something like this happen in Portugal in 2018: https://sicnoticias.pt/especiais/tempestade-leslie/2018-10-16-Tempestade-Leslie-provocou-queda-de-antena-da-GNR-naFigueira-da-Foz (text in Portuguese)
Comment icon #2 Posted by HermeticLabyrinthos on 3 March, 2019, 1:44
I was rooting for the wind the whole time!
Comment icon #3 Posted by MWoo7 on 3 March, 2019, 2:19
Engineers might say, HA! actually probably they're the ones that did it, I was going to say if they wouldn't have put all that snip on it it would have been fine.  THANKS FOR THE STORY LOVE IT !
Comment icon #4 Posted by MissJatti on 3 March, 2019, 7:10
Looks like it has ED
Comment icon #5 Posted by toast on 3 March, 2019, 9:01
Fake news! Geller has done it!
Comment icon #6 Posted by highdesert50 on 3 March, 2019, 14:31
A little more than 100km from Mt Washington, which reported winds gusting to over 170mph during that same period of time. The observatory on Mt Washington is 'chained to the ground' due to winds and weather that occur in that region. Not an easy task engineering for those extremes.
Comment icon #7 Posted by toast on 3 March, 2019, 17:31
I´ve checked YT for it and found this from 2017 (holy **it!):  
Comment icon #8 Posted by MWoo7 on 3 March, 2019, 22:20
HO**!  **IT!!!!!  IS  RIGHT !    HUGE THANKS FOR THOSE LAST TWO POSTS, okay I take back my comment of too!!! much ssnnnniiiiD:D! being put on them.   I was wrong. 


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