Ice isn’t nice to Champaign, Illinois self-supporting tower

Originally Published by Wireless Estimator

A 220-foot self-supporting tower collapsed this afternoon about 2:15 p.m. off of North Duncan Road in Champaign, IL.

The structure, built in 2014, is owned by Vertical Tower Partners, LLC.

The tower may have folded in half due to wind and ice loading that lasted for about four hours. Winds were gusting around 40-45 mph according to weather reports.

According to authorities, if the entire tower collapsed it would fall in an open field. A tower crew is expected on site shortly to dismantle the structure.

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