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It’s so windy in Portland that scaffolding is falling off buildings

Winter, you have gone too far.

 

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Internet Culture

Published Mar 16, 2015   Updated May 29, 2021, 7:31 am CDT

In some American cities, it feels like this winter will never end. If this video is anything to go by, Portland, Ore., is definitely on that list.

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In the space of 30 seconds, this busy Portland street goes from business as usual to a scene from a disaster movie. Pedestrians look on as the wind buffets against some loose scaffolding, which eventually detaches from the building and collapses in broad daylight.

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It’s scary stuff.

Here’s the collapse from another angle:

Local reports say no one was injured, and hopefully this was just a freak accident. But with Portland experiencing unusually high winds, we wouldn’t blame locals for worrying about more weather-related accidents. 

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*First Published: Mar 16, 2015, 8:49 am CDT