High wind warning in effect across Borderland

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    The Borderland is under a high wind warning as of 3 a.m. Wednesday. That’s expected to last for the entire day, with winds growing to about 75 miles per hour.

    Wednesday morning, our CBS4 news crews saw early evidence of the high wind warning in Northeast El Paso. That includes cars shaking back and fourth near Transmountain Road, power lines swaying in the wind, and trees shaking.

    The winds began picking up around 9 a.m. in west El Paso.

    Accuweather said you should secure outdoor furniture, reassess your travel plans, and prepare for a potential power outage.

    Winds of 70 miles per hour can causes patches of your roof to fly off, damage windows and wood frames, as well as bring down large tree branches and power lines.

    The winds will reach their max speed by midday and the high wind warning will be in affect until midnight Thursday.

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