High Winds Topple Giant Christmas Tree in McKinney
It was days before Christmas and just hours before McKinney, Texas kicked off their holiday light parade. High winds shook the town's 34-foot Christmas Tree until it fell over on its side.
Not only did the tree fall over, but down came the large ornaments, lights, tinsel, and visions of sugar plumbs for everyone ready to kick off the parade. Winds in Killeen-Temple neared 40mph at times Thursday. It was this kind of wind that knocked over the tree in McKinney.
City workers say most of the ornaments were lost and they did have to replace the tree with a few smaller ones. Public works crews got busy cleaning up the mess as an inflatable Grinch was also stood up to replace some of the fallen decorations.
Thankfully nobody was hurt and the city still managed to go ahead with their Christmas Parade.