SAN ANTONIO -- Crews Friday morning are working to clean a large mess that’s being blamed on high winds Thursday night.

  • Scaffolding attached to AT&T Center collapsed Thursday night
  • Collapse blamed on high wind
  • Crews continue to clear wreckage 

Scaffolding collapsed in downtown San Antonio when a storm blew through.

The San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood said three people were hurt when they ran as the scaffolding collapsed at the intersection of Martin and Navarro streets.

They were hit struck by falling debris, however.

The scaffolding was attached to the AT&T building. Emergency crews were called to the scene just after 9 p.m. Thursday.

The scaffolding crashed into vehicles and broke windows. It hit neighboring St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.



Hood said crews spent part of the night salvaging parts of the church’s third flood. Valuables were struck by the scaffolding and then rained on.

“We’re very lucky because we have a lot of cranes downtown, a lot of construction downtown. That is always a challenge when you have storms that come in a whip around these buildings,” Hood said.


There was no immediate timeline for cleanup. Crews will need to cut the metal away and haul it away with trucks.

Those traveling downtown Friday can expect to deal with detours.