Leaning Poles of Tacoma

These power and utility poles in front of the Liquefied Gas Corporation, 9611 E Marginal Way, could not stand up to the winds that hit the Seattle-Tacoma area on January 15, 1951. With peak winds of 65 mph, the winter storm disrupted power service throughout the area. During the early morning hours, the temperature increased 20 degrees to 51 degrees, fell ten degrees, and then shot back up again. Snow gusted with the winds and melted as it hit the ground.

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