Storm bring colder temperatures, strong wind to Utah


Friday afternoon a high wind warning was issued for the northern part of Utah. The National Weather Service estimated gusts over 65 miles per hour.

The high winds caused havoc around the valley as power lines, and trees blew down from the strong gusts. Some went down across 7200 South and closed the roadway for several hours.

Things became dangerous when one car drove around workers and another power line blew down.

At one point there were as many as 3,600 customers without power. The largest outage areas were in Salt Lake and Summit counties. 

There were some flight delays at Salt lake International Airport due to the wind. Seven flights were diverted from the airport. Sixteen flights departing the airport were delayed and 12 arriving flights were also delayed. Airport officials urged those flight out Friday night to check their flight status. 

Check out this video from ABC4 viewer John Gilmer.

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