LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (KRQE) - A blast off wind took part of the roof off a school gym in Los Alamos Wednesday afternoon causing significant damage but no reported injuries.
Debris landed on the Barranca Mesa Elementary School library and a pre-school section of the building. Five cars in the parking lot also were damaged.
School officials said the wind seemed to come out of nowhere about 1:30 p.m. lifting the top layer of the gym roof.
Superintendent Gene Smith said classes have been canceled for the rest of the week. Repairs should be sufficient to bring students back for the last four days of the school year next week, he added.
Most students had gone home early, but staff members and about 80 students in a YMCA after-school program were still there.
"They quickly identified this as a weather event," Schmidt told KRQE News 13. "They got the kids further from the site. Nobody was harmed, but it was still traumatic.
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