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A radio tower used for emergency communications as well as cellular collapsed in last nights storm in North Adams Mass.  Pretty wild.  Each link has some different pictures.

 

http://www.iberkshires.com/story/46132/North-County-Communications-Affected-by-Radio-Tower-Collapse.html

 

http://wwlp.com/2014/03/30/massive-communications-failure-in-north-adams/

 

http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2014/03/north_adams_restores_emergency.html

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A radio tower used for emergency communications as well as cellular collapsed in last nights storm in North Adams Mass.  Pretty wild.

 

http://www.iberkshires.com/story/46132/North-County-Communications-Affected-by-Radio-Tower-Collapse.html

Ya I saw that video, I see Vzw was the first one to deploy a COW, it seems like they are always the first in emergency situations.... 

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Wow. And I thought the winds in Pahrump were bad last night. Fortunately, our communication towers were built to withstand hurricane force winds as they have lasted through 120 MPH winds in the past.

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A radio tower used for emergency communications as well as cellular collapsed in last nights storm in North Adams Mass.  Pretty wild.  Each link has some different pictures.

 

http://www.iberkshires.com/story/46132/North-County-Communications-Affected-by-Radio-Tower-Collapse.html

 

http://wwlp.com/2014/03/30/massive-communications-failure-in-north-adams/

 

http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2014/03/north_adams_restores_emergency.html

 

 

Wow. And I thought the winds in Pahrump were bad last night. Fortunately, our communication towers were built to withstand hurricane force winds as they have lasted through 120 MPH winds in the past.

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A radio tower used for emergency communications as well as cellular collapsed in last nights storm in North Adams Mass.  Pretty wild.  Each link has some different pictures.

 

http://www.iberkshires.com/story/46132/North-County-Communications-Affected-by-Radio-Tower-Collapse.html

 

http://wwlp.com/2014/03/30/massive-communications-failure-in-north-adams/

 

http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2014/03/north_adams_restores_emergency.html

 

Looking at that middle story, those must've been some hellacious winds as they managed to knock out Nextel's service in the area. :blink:

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Looking at that middle story, those must've been some hellacious winds as they managed to knock out Nextel's service in the area. :blink:

Wait! What? Someone wasn't really paying attention when they wrote that! Smh!

 

 

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I have landed at that airport right by where that tower is, You can get some really high and crazy winds though that area. I am just glad no one is hurt, that is all that matters. Typical I thought towers in areas like that are built to be able to handle a lot of wind also they get a lot of hurricane force winds and storms up the coast. That is what I don't fully get

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Yea I saw that and I am like I am pretty sure nextel hasn't been around for almost a year now

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"Lt. Grady said Verizon, Nextel and Sprint are down but AT&T is working."

 

Second story, emphasis added. Stupidity.

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we've had some very strong winds in MA with this past rain storm.

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"Lt. Grady said Verizon, Nextel and Sprint are down but AT&T is working."

 

Second story, emphasis added. Stupidity.

Just because someone isn't aware Nextel isn't an active network doesn't make them stupid. Anymore than you being unaware state statute 17-240 was replaced with 18-240A, or something of the sort.

 

Don't be arrogant.

 

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Apparently it was 2 towers. they said on the news that 2 towers were knocked down between 25-50 years old and each 100-150ft high.

Wherever the wind was measured they only had gusts of 30-50mph

But it is believed a gust of 90mph brought the towers down.

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Probably overloaded and no recent wind load/engineering study done. the tower should not fail in that type of situation. Looking at the amount of feedline coming out of the building and the gauge of steel it was inevitable.

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Just because someone isn't aware Nextel isn't an active network doesn't make them stupid. Anymore than you being unaware state statute 17-240 was replaced with 18-240A, or something of the sort.

 

Don't be arrogant.

 

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I am not being arrogant.  Facts should be vetted before a press release is made.  It's that simple.

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I am not being arrogant. Facts should be vetted before a press release is made. It's that simple.

Gotcha. I apologize, I didn't realize you were there and knew for certain the Nextel equipment was off the tower.

 

Sigh.

 

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