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Strong winds up to 50 mph expected; warning advisory issued

Damage was done to several trucks and vehicles over the weekend as a result of strong winds. (Photo: Rayslyn Larsen)

SALT LAKE CITY — The National Weather Service has issued a high wind advisory through much of the Wasatch front Saturday afternoon, lasting until roughly 6:15 p.m. Gusts of wind of up to 5o miles per hour are possible in areas of northern Utah. 

 

 

Damage was done to several trucks and vehicles over the weekend as a result of strong winds. (Photo: Rayslyn Larsen)

Power outages

The state has seen strong winds over the weekend, resulting in scattered power outages related to the storms in the northern part of Utah. 

Roughly 1,900 people were without power Friday night, according to the Rocky Mountain Power website — knocking some of the power out of the South Jordan Health Center. The hospital reported its backup generators were functioning and everything was running normally. 

 

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Several semi trucks were overturned on I-15 over the weekend as a result of high winds. (Photo: Utah Highway Patrol)

Overturned vehicles

Several semi trucks were seen overturned on I-15 and I-80 late Friday as a result of strong winds. An empty semi was overturned, blocking both southbound lanes of I-15 at mile marker 232 in Juab County. 

Another semi blew over at 6:40 p.m. Friday at mile marker 27 westbound on I-80 — with another semi and pickup truck pulling a trailer blowing over at mile marker 76 just seven minutes later.

Then, at at milepost 16 eastbound on I-80 a pickup and trailer were also seen rolled over. 

A wind advisory was in effect during this time on Friday. No injuries have been reported. 

This story is developing and will be updated.