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High winds forecasted up to 75 mph cause power outages in Davis County

Posted at 3:21 PM, Dec 31, 2018
and last updated 2019-01-01 00:27:04-05

DAVIS COUNTY, Utah -- Strong gusts of wind along I-15 in Davis County Monday afternoon and evening prompted multiple agencies to warn drivers of potential dangers and caused power outages from North Salt Lake to Layton.

The National Weather Service in Salt Lake City said gusts of 30-50 mph could be seen from Ogden to Salt Lake City, and gusts of 50-65+ mph could be seen between Farmington and Centerville.

The winds were set to increase throughout Monday evening and could continue into Tuesday morning, NWS said.

The Davis County Sheriff's Office said blowing snow could limit visibility and result in a slick road. The sheriff's office also warned the public to stay warm and prepare for possible power outages as Monday progressed.

Hundreds of power outages were reported in areas where strong winds were forecasted. For the latest power outage information, click here.

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