Pinnacle Renewable Energy Group, the silo’s owner, is currently assessing the extent of the damage done to its pellet silo during a windstorm on Tuesday, April 10. (Marc Fawcett-Atkinson / Northern View)

High winds dent a silo at the pellet terminal

The 39-meter-high silo in Prince Rupert didn’t escape damage from a windstorm on Tuesday, April 10

The high winds that whipped through Prince Rupert Tuesday afternoon felled trees, ripped off shingles — and dented a 39-metre-tall silo at the Pinnacle Pellet facility at Westview Terminal.

“The high winds on Tuesday, April 10 caused the damages to the silos you see,” said Andrea Johnson, spokesperson for Pinnacle Renewable Energy Group.

READ MORE: Gusts of 104 km/h wallop Prince Rupert Tuesday afternoon

Pinnacle is currently assessing the cause and extent of the damage, and plans to release more information in the coming week.

Johnson said the damaged silo does not present a danger to the public.

Donna McNeil-Clark is the Sm’algyax language teacher, with Alex Campbell, at Charles Hays Secondary School. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

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