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Fierce Winds Pummel The Upper Midwest, Northeast

 Thursday, March 9, 2017


Powerful and potentially dangerous winds blew across the Great Lakes region and the northeast United States Wednesday, derailing a train, blowing over tractor trailers and pushing a plane off a runway. Gusts reportedly reached 50-70 mph in some areas, according to the National Weather Service. The exceptional winds, which blew from the upper Midwest, across the Great Lakes and into the Northeast, can be blamed on a very strong storm system moving across Canada. A CSX train was derailed in Batavia, New York, between Buffalo -- where wind gusts reached 66 mph -- and Rochester.
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