Strong winds in Grand Junction caused many problems Wednesday morning.
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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