Roof blows off Morris County Courthouse

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At about 6:20 pm a huge gust lifted a chunk of roof from the Morris County Courthouse and deposited it with a crash onto Ann Street.

A small piece had come off earlier, and we were attempting to frame another camera angle. And then… wham!  It rose like a metallic dinosaur from a bad movie.

Fortunately, we we shooting from the safety of the Ann Street parking garage, a few yards away.  And authorities already had closed off the street to traffic, so nobody was in the path of the debris.

Stay indoors–it is really, really nasty outside.

Roof is missing from Morris County courthouse--a chunk blew off around 6:20 pm on Oct. 29. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
Roof is missing from Morris County courthouse--a chunk blew off around 6:20 pm on Oct. 29. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
Gigantic metal chunk of Morris County Courthouse roof moments after it crashed onto Ann Street on Oct. 29. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
Gigantic metal chunk of Morris County Courthouse roof moments after it crashed onto Ann Street on Oct. 29. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
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