Fierce winds destroy Cache County barns

Tuesday , March 18, 2014 - 11:49 AM

The Associated Press

LEWISTON — Fierce winds have torn down a pair of Lewiston barns, burying about 20 calves under hay bales but not seriously injuring any of them.

Dan Nalder of Nalder Farms tells the Herald Journal (http://bit.ly/1g70PRV) that most workers had gone home for breakfast Monday morning when the winds blew through. Nalder says one worker stayed behind and saw gusts tear down one of the structures.

Hay bales then toppled on the calves, but none were injured.

The National Weather Service said Monday a cold front rushing over the southern part of the state triggered the fierce winds.

In Cache Valley, winds registered from around 45 mph up to 60 mph.

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