Wind turbine at Narragansett beach collapses in storm
Even something made for wind didn't stand a chance against the powerful blasts from a New England winter storm.
A wind turbine at Salty Brine State Beach in Narragansett collapsed during Tuesday's nor'easter.
With winds reaching more than 50 miles an hour in Narragansett, the 100-foot lattice tower buckled over from the dangerous gusts.
Pictures from the scene showed the turbine's tower folded over on itself and the turbine's blades sitting in the snow.
The wind turbine in Galilee generates enough electricity to power the beach's new bathhouse. It was remodeled in 2010, with the project costing nearly $2 million.
Gov. Gina Raimondo, who addressed the fallen turbine at a news conference Tuesday afternoon, said it'll be a priority repair for the state once the storm passes.
"Nobody has been hurt,” said Raimondo. “It's a wind turbine that's owned by the state, owned by DEM. And when the storm's over, we'll get it fixed."