Winds wreak havoc in Central Texas

Winds wreak havoc in Central Texas

Credit: Paul Navejar / KVUE viewer

"Fence damage from wind."

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by KVUE.com

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Posted on February 25, 2013 at 8:41 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 6 at 6:47 AM

Wild winds wreaked havoc in Central Texas.

Wind gusts of 50 mph knocked down trees and power lines Monday, even bricks had a difficult time standing up to the wind.

Winds caused compost piles to ignite near Austin-Bergstrom Airport, trees fell on power lines causing thousands of homes to lose power, and in North Austin high winds toppled bricks off the side of a business complex.

On Monday afternoon at 2, the tin roof at Creedmoor Country Grocery store partially blew off and came in contact with a few power lines. Power was lost in the store while people were inside. The manager closed down the store. No injuries were reported.

Just driving proved dangerous. The winds flipped several 18-wheelers onto their sides. At around 4:40 p.m., SH 130 was closed at Highway 79 due to an overturned 18-wheeler.

Travis County Fire Rescue officials said the service road on SH I30 and I-45 in Mustang Ridge had to be shut down around 5:35 p.m. because of another overturned 18-wheeler. No injuries were reported in either incident.

Viewers sent in pictures of the wind damage to their homes and backyards.

Click through the slideshow to see these images. You can send us your pictures to spotnews@kvue.com.

 



 

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