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KNOXVILLE - High winds blew off about four side panels Wednesday afternoon on Neyland Stadium's Jumbotron high above Neyland Drive.

One panel struck and scratched a parked 2012 Honda Odyssey. No one was injured.

Gusts appeared to carry away at least two panels on the southwest side of the giant electronic television and scoreboard.

One of the pieces landed on a pedestrian ramp going into the stadium, one landed on the ground just inside the garage area and two landed on a grassy slope. The Honda was parked under the pedestrian ramp.

"The car damage was just a nuisance. Things happen. As far as it fell, it could have hurt someone," said the Honda owner, who declined to be identified.

Winds as high as 30 mph are moving across East Tennessee, part of a system making its way across the South ahead of freezing weather.

More details as they develop online and in Thursday's News Sentinel.


Photo by Lance Coleman High winds blow off some side paneling on Neyland Stadium's Jumbotron Wednesday, March 12, 2014. (Lance Coleman/News Sentinel)


March 12, 2014




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