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Strong winds cause havoc

By By Eric Huseby
Published On: Dec 14 2012 01:49:38 PM CST
Updated On: Mar 19 2014 01:42:56 PM CDT
EL PASO, Texas -

Strong winds roared through the Borderland this morning, blowing a large truck off of U.S. 54 at the Spaghetti Bowl interchange and knocking down a line of power poles in East El Paso.  

The big rig was blown into the left-hand guardrail on the transition road from U.S. 54 South to I-10 East.  That's led to a long backup on U.S. 54 South.  Police say it may take until 6 p.m. to clear the truck.  It is not currently possible to get to I-10 East from U.S. 54 South.  

Drivers coming from Northeast El Paso are advised to exit at Montana and go east to Raynor to get on I-10 East.

Seven power poles blew over along Gateway West, between Eastlake Blvd.  and Horizon Blvd.  Nearly 500 homes lost electric service for a time.  El Paso Electric says repairs may take as long as twelve hours.  

Traffic was backed up on Gateway West.  

A high wind warning remains in effect until 7 p.m., with winds gusting as high as 50 or 60 miles per hour possible.

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