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Part of capitol dome covering ripped by strong wind gusts

CHARLESTON, W.Va — The strong winds that accompanied Thursday’s storms that moved through the Mountain State ripped part of the protective covering surrounding the state capitol dome.

Recorded gusts in Kanawha County included 49 mph at Yeager Airport and 57 mph at Bee Mountain.

The dome covering is in place to protect the dome from weather conditions while contractors make repairs to the dome. The $14.5 million project is scheduled for completion in March-April 2021.

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