PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) -- The flagpole on top of the State House had to be repaired after last Thursday's violent wind storm ended up damaging it, and the American flag.
The Department of Administration found the halyard, or rope used to raise and lower the flag, got torn apart in the winds, and the flag came loose, according to a news release from the governor's office.
The flag was later recovered.
A crane was brought in Monday so workers could access the flagpole atop the capitol building's dome and repair the damage to the flag apparatus. The pole was repaired and the American flag back in place by 3 p.m. Monday afternoon.
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