Wind grapples light pole at SHS field


Doug Radunich

Broken lights and shattered glass from a fallen light pole are shown scattered across the Saratoga Middle/High School track on Jan. 14. Strong winds had caused the pole to topple and fall onto the track the morning of the 14th.

Windy weather forced one of the lights poles to the ground at Saratoga High School's track and football field Jan. 14.

The pole was detached from its base, and the six light light reflectors were bent and the lights were smashed into little pieces.

Damage to the track included a puncture hole and rip. The pole's concrete base was still intact.

Josh Sandlian, Carbon County School District No. 2 Instructional Facilitator, teacher and coach, said he was notified Tuesday morning that the pole had blown over, and that a pole next to the fallen one had a crack in it. A crew of men from Carbon Pow...

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