High Winds Topple 18-Wheelers

TRACY, Calif. (October 28, 2013) Two drivers suffered minor to moderate injuries after high winds knocked over six big rigs on a stretch of Northern California highway, the California Highway Patrol said.

The crashes on Interstate 580 around the San Joaquin County city of Tracy started at around 6 p.m. Sunday and continued until around 5 a.m. Monday.

KGO-TV reports wind also knocked the facade off a Forever 21 store in the San Francisco Bay Area city of Emeryville, Calif.

No one was hurt, but two vehicles were damaged.

The National Weather Service warned of high winds through midday, with gusts as high as 35 miles per hour possible along the coast and at higher elevations.

In southern Nevada's Clark County, officials issued a dust advisory and high-wind warning until evening.

Gusts were predicted to reach 80 miles per hour Monday in the Spring Mountains and Red Rock Canyon, and 60 mph in western parts of the Las Vegas valley.

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