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Brazos Valley Winds Gust to Year-High Speeds

By: KBTX Staff
By: KBTX Staff

If you were outside Wednesday, chances are you've done one of the following: struggled to stay upright, chased papers or trash across the yard, or performed emergency repairs to your hair.

That's because the Brazos Valley experienced unusually strong winds throughout most of the day. Gusts of up to 46 miles per hour were recorded in parts of the Twin Cities.

To put this in perspective, the winds received during Hurricane Rita were in the 50-mile-per-hour range.

High wind was the cause of a brief power outage Wednesday morning in Bryan. According to Bryan Texas Utilities Public Information Officer, Bob Wheeler, a tree fell on a power line between Enfield and Garden Acres off of Texas Avenue in Bryan.

About 600 customers were without power for about 20 minutes, said Wheeler. Most of those affected were commercial customers.

The outage occurred at 9:05 a.m. Wednesday morning. BTU crews had everything back up and running by 9:25 a.m.

Power has also been restored for more than 600 Mid South Synergy Customers. People in portions of Walker, Montgomery and Grimes County lost power.

According to MidSouth by about 4:30 p.m. almost everyone had their electricity back on.


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