Pueblo Harley Davidson store damaged by high winds

10:29 AM, Apr 9, 2013   |    comments
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  • (Credit: Colorado State Patrol)
  • (Credit: Colorado State Patrol)

KUSA - High wind literally blew apart the Outpost Harley Davidson store in Pueblo.

The City of Pueblo Fire Department responded to the Outpost at 5001 N. Elizabeth around 07:30 Tuesday morning.

An hour later, firefighters say they saw the front façade wall extending from the second floor through the roof tear away from the building.

Although employees were inside as the initial wind damage occurred, no injuries were reported.

Damage to the front of the structure is extensive. Wind gusts were reported by the National Weather Service station in Pueblo at up to 64 mph overnight and 62 mph at the time of the destruction. Sustained winds were over 40 mph.

The building is expected to be closed until repairs can be made. The 5000 block of North Elizabeth Street is also closed Tuesday morning between the La Quinta Inn and Kohl's department store.

The northbound and southbound lanes are closed due to debris flying from the building.Debris from the building is flying eastbound.

9NEWS partner KOAA says Pueblo Police Colorado State Patrol are monitoring the situation. The closure of I-25 is a possibility if the situation gets worse.

(KUSA-TV © 2013 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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