Windy days continue to howl through KOTA Territory - KOTA Territory News

Windy days continue to howl through KOTA Territory


The seemingly endless week of fierce winds in KOTA Territory has people wondering if they will ever stop blowing.

Wind gusts close to 60 mph on Friday forced some people in the work force to take a break.

Construction, window washing, roofing, and other outdoor occupations can be very difficult and at times dangerous when the wind pick up speed.

"You run into a lot of different issues but one of the bigger ones is safety," said external crew foreman, Chris O'neal. "You don't want your crew up on ladders, extent ion ladders or anything."

O'neal said putting up siding can take twice as long when the wind gusts are high. He also says metal and wood materials can fly around so it's important to keep track of them.

Construction workers may even find it hard to clock hours during times of bad weather.

"I would say the last couple of years this is by far the worst winter I've dealt with," said O'neal.


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