Strong winds blast New Mexico

From - ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Where there's wind, there's damage. That's what Action 7 News crews found around the metro area as winds picked up to speeds close to 50 mph. It didn't take long before all that power snapped a power line that left a block of homes in southeast Albuquerque in the dark. For a couple of hours, people here didn't know whether it was even safe to go outside, as a wire hung loose against a metal fence. No matter where our crews went, there were plenty of messes around town, including construction signs toppled over by powerful gusts. Wind wasn't the only element causing trouble. A small shed fire, driven by winds to nearby brush in the North Valley, caused a bit of a scare. But firefighters quenched the threat without any problems. read more



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