Local & Regional
Mon April 4, 2011
School Damaged By Winds
Spavinaw, OK – Mayes County school building sustains wind damage
SPAVINAW, Okla. (AP) Spavinaw Public School officials are canceling classes for at least one day after high winds blew off part of the roof of a school building in the tiny Mayes County town.
District Superintendent Kelly Hampton says a 40-foot-by-120-foot section of the roof blew off Sunday about 11 a.m. The affected building has offices, a computer lab, the cafeteria and some classrooms. Parts of the roof were scattered on top of other sections of the school. Hampton says the school will be closed Monday and possibly for longer.
No one was injured in the incident.
The National Weather Service had issued a wind advisory for the area on Sunday and an Oklahoma Mesonet station in nearby Jay recorded a wind gust of 36 mph.