The Weekly Ringer

The University of Mary Washington Student Newspaper

Wind Lifts Cafe Roof

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Chelsie Meredith
Chelsie Meredith


Around 2 p.m. last Sunday, a pedestrian notified Fredericksburg police that a building on the corner of William and Princess Anne Streets was about to lose its roof.

Intense winds caused part of a metal roof lift away from the brick building housing local eateries, the Café New Orleans and the Bourbon Room.

Weather reports for that day called for wind speeds between 20 and 40 mph.

After arriving on the scene, Fredericksburg Fire and Police Departments closed a portion of William Street.

When the winds subsided, the roof was boarded back in place until more permanent repairs could be made.