Wind Wreaks Havoc In the Borderland

Wind Wreaks Havoc In the Borderland
Sunday, March 18, 2012 - 9:49pm

EL PASO - Sunday's strong winds left damage across the Borderland.

Winds knocked down part of an electrical pole in Central El Paso, leaving it to sway by it's wires. An El Paso Police Officer blocked the area to keep people away from the danger. Meanwhile, El Paso Electric worked to restore power to parts of the city.

"When I came out it was completely laid over," Michael Stevens said.

Stevens had to use his truck to hold up one of his trees because the wind was blowing it down.

"I had to think quick," he said. "That's the best I could do, and now I guess it's up to mother nature."

Across the city flags were wrapped around poles, street lights were left swinging in the wind, and trees were rocking back and forth.

"Everything is strapped down in the backyard, and we take cover indoors," Joseph Manago said.

Perhaps the biggest problem came for drivers. Visibility on streets across the Borderland was extremely low, making every drive a dangerous commute.

The weather also caused flight delays into El Paso International Airport, stranding travelers returning from spring break.

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