A barn collapsed due to high winds Saturday, April 2, 2016, in South Charleston. CONTRIBUTED
Damages are widespread this evening after high winds knocked down trees across the area.
At Young’s Jersey Dairy, the famous cow statue that sits atop the restaurant’s sign was blown down, according to a post on the dairy’s Facebook page.
The restaurant reports that after 40 years of being on the sign, the cow survived the ordeal and repairs will get underway on Monday. Near Young’s Jersey Dairy, a large tree fell across U.S. 68, blocking traffic in both directions.
It was not the only damage caused by strong winds Saturday.
Reports also indicate that part of a roof blew off a building at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
A National Weather Service employee reported that a semitrailer was blown over and overturned on Interstate 75 in Shelby County, near exit 99. This happened around 6:20 p.m.
In Huber Heights, large trees fell on two houses, with downed trees knocking out the entire power grid in the city. A tree that fell on a house on San Juan Court in Huber Heights caused extensive damage.
At University of Dayton Arena, a large tent in place for a winter guard tournament at the facility, was blown over.
At a Shell gas station, a roof over the pumps toppled around 7 p.m.
In South Charleston, a barn collapsed today due to high winds in the 10000 block of Chenowith Road.
Trees are blocking roadways in all parts of the region, including Dayton, Trotwood, Miamisburg, Brookville, Jefferson Township, German Township, and multiple power lines have been taken down by felled trees and branches, leading to thousands of power outages.