NEWS - "Strong winds down trees, fences and more in Box Elder County"

BOX ELDER COUNTY - By Cari Doutre - June 7, 2020


Strong winds that started Friday, June 5, and carried into the next day, downed trees, fences, power lines and more in Box Elder County while dropping temperatures almost 20 degrees from the day before and bringing plenty of rain the Bear River Valley.

County residents woke up Saturday morning to wind damage to vehicles and structures as well as trees and fences. Throughout Box Elder County, residents have reported damage to garages and sheds - many of which had coverings or walls ripped away from high winds.

Power outages were also reported across Utah, according to Rocky Mountain Power. The company reported that as of June 7, at 12:30 a.m., there were 208 outages affecting 2,676 customers.

The National Weather Service issued a warning for strong thunderstorms headed towards Park Valley and Curlew in rural Box Elder County on Saturday afternoon. The report added that hail, gusty winds and lighting were possible.

Wind gusts of up to 60 mph and high winds were also reported in Utah on Saturday.

More rain, cooler temperatures and the possibility of snow in some parts of Utah, are expected through early Monday.

BRVNEWS.com readers submitted their pictures of wind damage from Friday and Saturday's storms.

Riverside, June 6, 2020 - Photo by Cari Doutre
Riverside, June 6, 2020 - Photo by Cari Doutre
Garland, June 6, 2020 - Courtesy photo
Garland, June 6, 2020 - Courtesy photo
Garland, June 6, 2020 - Courtesy photo
Garland, June 5, 2020 - Photo courtesy of Jenny Cottrell
Bothwell, June 6, 2020 - Courtesy photo
Bothwell, June 6, 2020 - Photo courtesy of Stan Summers
Bothwell, June 6, 2020 - Photo courtesy of Stan Summers

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