Atchison library suffers roof damage during strong Monday winds

Submitted by Pat Weishaar
March 7, 2017

Strong Monday afternoon winds rip roofing materials from the Atchison public Library, causing a public danger, leaving metal sheeting hanging down from the roof top.
Atchison Fire Chief Ted Graf stated that roof materials tumbled to the ground, on the 4th Street side of the building, causing alarm, but no injuries. “The extreme south winds that we’re having today apparently blew a large amount of the roof covering off of the library, here at 4th and Kansas Avenue,” Graf said.
The Library is closed in the name of safety, with caution tape strung around the building. “The concerns right now are with the hanging metal…we don’t anymore of it to blow off…we’re asking everybody to avoid this area right now…expecially the 200 block of North 4th, to both vehicle and pedestrian traffic…and certainly anything north of this.”
Caution tape was strung around the building, and remains in place.
The 200 block of North 4th Street was closed to traffic, along with the stretch of Kansas Avenue in front of the Library. Those routes remain off limits to pedestrians and motorists.
tarps have been placed inside the library to protect books, and other materials, until the roof damage can be repaired.


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