LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) A Los Alamos elementary school is closed after a windstorm blew off part of the roof of the school's gym. The Los Alamos Monitor reports that the damage to Barranca Elementary School on Wednesday left insulation and roofing material throughout the school grounds and parking lot. Some cars' windows were shattered and parking lot lamps were damaged.
No serious injuries were reported during the event which witnesses said lasted about two minutes though a fire official said some people got dust in their eyes.
Wednesday is a half-day at the school, and most of the students had been dismissed already. Principal Pam Miller said the windstorm was ``like a mini tornado.'' She says it sounded like a train was going by as the gym roof began peeling off.