Twister kayos Verizon self-supporting tower in Minnesota

In Daily News Briefs by Wireless Estimator


A tornado touched down in Fosston, Minn. Sunday night taking out a 265-foot Verizon self-supporting tower, but sparing the equipment building, a fuel tank and the structure’s foundations..

Verizon will be providing temporary service to the small community of 1,500 residents.

The buckled structure also supported the city’s owned and operated cable TV systems.

Antennas that receive local channels were also destroyed as well as two large satellite dishes that receive numerous other channels, according to KVRR.

Crews in Fosston hope to have most of the local channels restored within the next two days.

Others will not be restored until new dishes arrive and can be assembled