Dangerous Winds Topple Trees, Toss Scaffolds in Tri-State - NBC New York

Dangerous Winds Topple Trees, Toss Scaffolds in Tri-State



    Scaffold Swings Violently as Fierce Winds Bear Down on NYC

    A scaffold in Tribeca was tossed around by intense winds with gusts of up to 50 mph on Sunday. In SoHo, scaffolding collapsed, injuring five people, according to police.

    (Published Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017)

    Winds with gusts of up to 50 mph tore through much of the tri-state Sunday, knocking down trees and sending scaffold on buildings swinging. 

    There were reports of the wind knocking trees down across the tri-state, including one in the Soundview neighborhood of the Bronx that smashed into parked cars. No one was injured. 

    A tree fell onto cars in the Soundview section of the Bronx.

    In Teaneck, New Jersey, a tree fell on a man who was loading his truck, police said. The man had a possible broken femur but was expected to survive. The tree brought down power lines and power had to be cut to the area as the debris was cleared. 

    In SoHo, scaffolding fell into a street, injuring five people. It's unclear if winds were to blame, but over in Tribeca, a scaffold on a building swung violently in the wind. 

    The wind also caused delays at all three of the area's major airports. Inbound delays of 2 hours were reported at Newark Sunday night.  

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