The North Bend Eagle


Wind storm hits area

pictures by Nathan Arneal
Posted 4/9/13

Heavy winds struck the North Bend area in the early hours of Tuesday morning, April 9.

Wind damage
OPPD workers fix a series of poles that snapped in the wind just outside of North Bend on County Road 7.

Wind pole
This pole was snapped off near its base by high winds.

Tipped pivot
Dozens of pivots were tipped over, including this one about five miles north of North Bend.

Another pole snapped off.

Wind tree
A fallen tree blocked this intersection in North Bend.

Wind pivot
It seemed as if there were more pivots tipped over than there were standing after the wind storm. Some were completely tipped over, some just had a tower or two tipped.

wind bin
A bin and irrigation pipe littered a field west of North Bend.

Wind train
This train derailed about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday near McGinn's Lakes about three miles west of North Bend. It is unclear if the winds caused the accident.

Winds trains clean up
Union Pacific crews clean up the damage from the derailment.


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