High winds Saturday afternoon and evening wreaked a little havoc for residents of Jasper and surrounding communities.
Skies were sunny thoughout the day however winds that decided to pick up in intensity blew off portions of the old Jasper Cabinet building sending pieces of sheet metal though the air and into the nearby Patoka River as well the Jasper Riverwalk Bridge that spans over the river near the Third Avenue bridge.
Crews waited until winds had subsided before they cleaned up the area Sunday morning. Meanwhile the riverwalk bridge was closed until yesterday afternoon after cleaning was completed.
Also high winds caused an entire tree located behind the rightfield scoreboard at Jasper’s Ruxer Field to uproot taking down a fence between the tree and nearby tennis courts.
Also high winds are blamed for an electrical outage that took place around 4 pm Saturday, affecting a majority of the city of Jasper.
Jasper dispatch says around that time a limb from a pine tree located along the 3600 block of Mill Street fell across power lines along Mill causing the outage.
Power was restored to the affected areas a little more than an hour later.
Also a tree was reported to have fallen near the Westwood Apartment Complex on the city’s northside.