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Damaging Winds Rock Las Vegas

31 Mar 2017, 4:58 am

A powerful low pressure system digging into the Four Corners on Thursday brought crippling winds to Las Vegas, NV. McCarran Airport saw long delays, as the Federal Aviation Administration ordered a hold on flights for nearly an hour.

Power lines and trees crumbled under the force of the winds. At its peak, more than 40,000 customers were without power.

Some other peak wind gusts from the Las Vegas area:

Red Mountain          95 mph
Mesquite                   94 mph
Elgin                           85 mph
215 & Desert Inn     84 mph
Independence          84 mph
Red Rock Canyon    82 mph

At one point, a dust storm warning was issued due to flying dust and debris. Parts of Interstate 40 were shut down due to limited visibility. Interstate 15 northbound was closed temporarily after a rollover accident. A total of four semis toppled due to winds.

For WeatherNation, Meteorologist Karissa Klos

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