So, exactly how windy was it last week? A storm that blew across south and central Alberta on Tuesday, October 17 blew semis into the ditch and even pushed a couple of trains off the tracks, but a gas meter?
Hanna RCMP issued a news release on Monday (Oct. 23) asking the public to be on the lookout for a residential style gas meter that went missing from an oil and gas site near the town. On Tuesday, they called off the search.
"The meter itself is a big, heavy item, like the big steel meter you'd see on your house: the wind is obviously not going to catch that, but they had it in a big, plastic tub with that (attached) hose. Now, you've got this crate that has these huge sides on it that the wind just loves to grab," explained Corporal Trent Sperlie.
"It took and rolled that away from the site, and another employee finds it and puts it somewhere so that the meter's not going to be affected by the wind anymore: well, nobody knew."
The meter was reported stolen, but that was before another worker discovered it tucked away out of the wind. Corporal Sperlie understands.
"They obviously just presumed it was stolen, and I understand the presumption because we do get a lot of thefts in those areas," he told 99.5 Drum FM.
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