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3/29/05

High Winds Rattle the Hub City

So what can wind gusts of more than 50 miles an hour do to a city?

Red dirt filled the West Texas skies as farmers kept on working the fields despite the high winds. And in one Lubbock neighborhood, one family planned on getting rid of a tree in his yard because it was dead, but mother nature beat him to it, knocking the tree down onto a couple cars parked nearby.

At 4th & I-27, a large traffic sign was knocked clean off it's base.

"These are designed to stand up to the high winds. These are 12 inch beams, but it looks like a big gust had to get it," said Shi Dotson, Maintanence Supervisor for TXDOT. 

The sign will be hauled off Wednesday morning,and will cost an estimated $4,000 to replace.

Lubbock Police say they did not receive very many high wind damage reports and no flights out of Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport were cancelled or delayed due to the winds.

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