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Gusty winds may lead to falling branches and power outages, forecasters say

Blowing leaves (Staff photo by Jay Westcott)

The National Weather Service has issued a Special Weather Statement about the strong winds that are currently gusting in Arlington and across the region.

Forecasters are cautioning that the gusts may fell tree branches and cause power outages. The strongest of the gusts are expected through mid-afternoon.

As of publication time, no outages have been reported in Arlington, according to Dominion’s outage map.

More from NWS:

1106 AM EST Fri Nov 26 2021

…GUSTY WINDS LEADING TO MINOR TREE DAMAGE…

Gusty northwesterly winds up to 45 mph will be possible through this afternoon and may result in sporadic tree and power line damage.

Remain alert if traveling through wooded areas, and avoid them if possible.

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