Police: Wind cause of roof damage

Eagle Staff Report

College Station police said a strong wind gust most likely was responsible for tearing part of a roof off a house in Southwood Valley and carrying scraps to the next block, where another home was damaged.

A large section of the Pheasant Lane roof was torn off about 9:15 p.m., police said. The debris landed on another house on Pintail Lane, causing roof damage to that building, as well.

The residents of the Pheasant Lane house, who are college students, had to stay elsewhere for the night. Police said light from inside the house could be seen coming through the hole over the attic.

The hole in the first house was about the size of five or six pieces of plywood, officials said.

Police said there were no signs of a tornado in the area and no alerts were received from the National Weather Service, prompting them to believe an isolated gust of wind caused the destruction.

No other weather-related problems were reported Tuesday night, police said.

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