Strong Winds Blow In Problems

Strong winds in Grand Junction caused many problems Wednesday morning.

Power arcs across two powerlines and into trees Wednesday morning near 33 and F 5/8 roads.

According to the National Weather Service, the wind blew steadily all night long but picked up strength shortly after sunrise. At around 9:15 a.m. gusts reached up to 53 mph.

The wind downed several power lines. Officials believe one of the downed power lines caused a fire near Island Acres. A small fire was also started when a tree blew into a power line at 33 and F 5/8 Roads.

Excel officials say a tree caught in a power line knocked out power to the Redlands for a little more than hour. Power to the area was fully restored around 11:10 a.m.

For the latest on this wind storm tune into 11 News Wednesday night at 5:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

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