Whipping wind knocks down trees, wires

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 10 April 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

The area has been hit with hard winds today, with some gusts up to 50 to 60 miles per hour.

Those winds have knocked down some trees and taken wires off poles. The top photo shows a telephone pole that tipped along Route 31 near Densmore Road in Albion.

The winds seemed to pick up around 3 p.m., Orleans County dispatch said. There was a partial barn roof collapse in Clarendon on Holley-Byron Road at about that time.

Some wires were also knocked down on East Barre Road in Barre, South Gravel Road in Shelby and Eagle Harbor Road in Gaines.

The wind was going so hard this flag was blowing upwards. The flag is at the Albion Sportsmen’s Association on Keitel Road in Albion. The canal bridge is in the background.

This photo shows a barn on Transit Road in Albion near a corn field.