By Paul Schmitt
Runners at this year’s Fall 50 race had to deal with an unexpected detoured route besides strong headwinds this past Saturday. Reported gusting winds of up to 29 miles per hour resulted in a two-hour power outage and road closure on portions of Horseshoe Bay Road and Bay Shore Drive on Saturday afternoon. Egg Harbor Fire Chief Steve Schopf explains what transpired during the Fall 50 race.
Schopf says no injuries were reported, and public service was able to restore power late Saturday afternoon. The Fall 50 is an ultra-marathon run that begins in Gills Rock and ends in Sturgeon Bay. Schopf reminds people to always stay away from any downed lines and report it immediately by calling 911.
(photo courtesy of Egg Harbor Fire Department)