High winds topple trees on Western Washington University residence hall

A windstorm from overnight Wednesday caused damage to the Western Washington University campus and at least two trees fell onto a residence hall. 

University officials said students were moved from Fairhaven residence hall overnight due to the risk of falling trees and debris.

Q13 News observed at least two trees that had fallen on or near the residence hall.

One student was injured, but not seriously. 

The access road to Western's Shannon Point Marine Center in Anacortes also closed due to fallen trees from the windstorm. The road should be passable by the end of the day, university officials said. In addition, power is out at the marine center and operations at SPMC are suspended today.

The service road behind Fairhaven College is closed and likely will remain closed for the rest of the day.

Winds reached speeds of over 50 mph in the Bellingham area, according to Puget Sound Energy.

This is the second time this season that trees have fallen on campus due to weather. 

University officials are continuing to assess the extent of the damage caused.

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