High Winds Whip Through Neighborhoods

High Winds Whip Through Neighborhoods


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Sam Penrod reportingStrong winds whipped through Utah this afternoon, leaving damage all along the Wasatch Front.

High Winds Whip Through Neighborhoods

A 60-foot tall tree on Salt Lake's east side came crashing down when gusty winds uprooted it around 2:00 pm. The tree struck the roof at 1173 E. 200 South, knocked out bricks from the roof of the apartment building, and shook up residents who were inside.

Miche Oya/Apartment Resident: "I WAS WATCHING TV ON MY COUCH. IT GOT REALLY WINDY, SO I GOT UP TO THE WINDOW. THIS HUGE TREE STARTED SWAYING AND FELL TOWARDS ME ONTO THE BUILDING AND SHOOK THE WHOLE BUILDING."

Elsewhere today, strong winds were responsible for knocking out power to small areas of the valley, leaving power crews scrambling to fix the downed lines.

High Winds Whip Through Neighborhoods

The wind also blew roofs off of buildings, such as an aluminum roof in North Salt Lake. And several trees fell onto fences or cars.

Of course the air is full of dust, which is making today less than desireable to be outside.

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