At the Thayer House condominiums Saturday, violent winds snapped a tall pine 15 feet from the base and sent the rest of the heavy trunk crashing to the roof of a middle unit condo. No one was in the home at the time.
"The winds not only cut the tree off, it pushed the trunk another ten feet away," said Jim Freeland, caretaker for the condos. "Once it hit the rooftop edge, it crushed just about everything in the way - downspouts, gutters and supporting woodwork. The branches caused internal structural damage that popped the ceiling nails right through the drywall."
Unusually high winds battered the area all day long, scattering limbs and brush everywhere. No injuries were reported.