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.