The changing weather was visible everywhere yesterday from Madison’s hilltop, where an awning landed on two vehicles, to the riverfront. (Photos courtesy of the Madison Fire Department and by Trenton Scroggins of The Madison Courier and Lauren Meyer of WKMNews)
The changing weather was visible everywhere yesterday from Madison’s hilltop, where an awning landed on two vehicles, to the riverfront. (Photos courtesy of the Madison Fire Department and by Trenton Scroggins of The Madison Courier and Lauren Meyer of WKMNews)
Wind warnings were out for this area of the Ohio River valley beginning late Monday. By Tuesday afternoon, the reality of the gusts that blew through were obvious in a number of places.

And, for the third consecutive day, police, fire and emergency responders were called to Clifty Drive. At about 2:40 p.m., Madison Police and Fire Departments responded to the Circle K on the northwest corner of Clifty Drive and Michigan Road after an awning collapsed on two vehicles.

Madison Fire Chief Bill DeVries said the first arriving police units advised that no vehicle occupants were trapped but that the east gas island pump awning had collapsed on two vehicles that were fueling. Everyone was able to get out, he said, and there were no reported injuries. During the collapse, gas lines were severed and fuel leaked, DeVries said, but the spill was contained to a small area. The pumps and all electric service were secured to the affected area as well as to the other pumps.

Because of the high-wind conditions, DeVries said, the vehicles were removed by stabilizing the awning, then slightly raising the awning enough to remove the vehicles. Responding agencies were Madison police and fire departments, KDH EMS and All Around Towing and Recovery.

DeVries said the emergency responders really wanted to thank all the drivers in that area yesterday afternoon for their patience while getting through.

An accident Sunday night in the 400 block of Clifty Drive took the life of D. Keith Hazelwood of Madison and four others were injured. Monday night, three accidents occurred within about an hour in that area.

Winds of up to 25 mph still are in the forecast for today as the temperature drops into the low 30s with the high expected to reach only 33. Tonight’s temperatures will dip as low as 19. The wind is predicted to ease the rest of the week but the cold will hang on as the area heads into what is predicted could be snowfall by Friday.