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Storms cause damage at Dubuque airport; delay school buses


DUBUQUE (KWWL) -- Friday's storms have caused quite a few problems in Dubuque.

Winds clocked at 50 m.p.h. are being blamed for destroying several hangars and 13 to 15 planes. Officials say a wooden T-hanger collapsed and blew into another hanger.  At least eight aircrafts were inside the hanger. All eight were damaged.

No one was injured, but crews continue to monitor the situation because they are worried that all the fuel that was spilled could cause a fire."After we kill the power to the area we'll go ahead an put a light foam blanket over where some of the low engine oil had spilled. Some of the mechanics will go in and turn off the batter and turn off the ELT's or emergency location transmitters," said Todd Dalsing with Dubuque Airport Operations.




The hangers were located on the north end of the airport, behind the University of Dubuque Aviation School.  No UD planes were stored in the hangers.  We're told the two hangers were privately owned and all the planes inside were privately owned too. The Dubuque Community School District says the storms also caused delays for some busses and walking students which caused some busses to show up at some elementary schools 15 to 20 minutes late.

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