By: Trevor Parus
This morning around 6 a.m., a window at Reese Court shattered onto the hardwood, making this the second window in Reese Court to break due to wind gusts within the past three years. When the window fell, no one was in the vicinity and no one was hurt.
The cost of the window to be replaced is “between $2500 and $3000,” said Jim Allers, maintenance specialist.
According to Allers, the window will be replaced next week. In the meantime there will be wood in place of the window.
As for this week’s men’s basketball games against Montana and Montana State, Allers says that the game will continue as scheduled.
According to Allers, the windows wobble back and forth when wind gust are high. He said that if the gusts are too high, the wobble eventually breaks the glass.
Along with the rest of the maintenance staff, Allers plans to make modifications to the windows to help prevent future breakings.
“We’re going to look into putting an extra brace in the middle to re-enforce [the windows]. They’re just too big,” Allers said.
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Photos by Evan Sykes