Winds knock down WA market under construction



CHENEY, Wash. (AP) — Winds gusting to more than 35 miles per hour have knocked down a partially built convenience store in Eastern Washington, injuring two workers.

KXLY reports the Tuesday afternoon winds took out one of the new walls of a Maverick mini-mart in Cheney, southwest of Spokane.

Fire Chief Mike Winters says the wind shook the wall and a raised scissors lift with the two men aboard. The men ended up falling to the ground — about a two-story drop.

Winters says the two were taken to a hospital but had no obvious life-threatening injuries.

KXLY reports that other workers later knocked down a remaining wall, feeling it was just too unstable. Workers plan to start over later in the week.


Information from: KXLY-TV,