Storm destroys barns north of Aylmer

BarndownA storm with torrential rain and high winds destroyed a large barn on the east side of Hacienda Road just north of Glencolin Line on Wednesday afternoon, June 13. The storm swept through the Aylmer area shortly after 3:30 p.m. that day and lasted less than 10 minutes. Despite the storm’s short duration, at least one other barn in the same general area northeast of Aylmer was blown down, a third barn had its roof come off and one house in town on South Street East was damaged when a tree fell onto its chimney and roof. Other trees across the area were also damaged due to the storm’s high winds. For more on the storm and the damage it caused, read the full story in the Wednesday, June 20 print edition of The Aylmer Express. (AE/Craig Bradford)