Weather causes construction collapse at justice center

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A severe pop-up thunder storm, producing torrential downpours and increased wind speeds throughout the county, caused the scaffolding at the construction site at the Catawba County Justice Center to topple over onto the sidewalk area leading to the entrance to the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office on Friday afternoon around 6:30 p.m. No injuries were reported as a result of the collapse. Newton Police Department, Newton Fire Department and the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office responded to the incident.