TRACY, Calif. (AP) — A wind storm brought powerful gusts to California and Nevada on Monday, knocking over several big rigs on a stretch of highway and damaging trees, signs and vehicles.
The California Highway Patrol said two drivers suffered minor to moderate injuries after the truck accidents on a Northern California highway.
Heavy winds were also whipping through Nevada, where planes at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas have changed their takeoff patterns. The airport says no flights have been delayed because of the weather. Trees were also blown down in Las Vegas.
Clark County officials issued a dust advisory that will remain in effect through Monday evening.
The National Weather Service warned of gusts reaching 80 mph Monday in the Spring Mountains and Red Rock Canyon, and gusts of 60 mph in parts of the Las Vegas valley.
KGO-TV reports wind also knocked the facade off a Forever 21 store in the San Francisco Bay Area city of Emeryville. No one was hurt, but two vehicles were damaged.
Crashes on Interstate 580 around the San Joaquin County city of Tracy began around 6 p.m. Sunday and continued until about 5 a.m. Monday.
Authorities in northern Arizona postponed prescribed burns because of the high winds.
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Several dogs were taken into the custody of San Diego County and put down, after a Lomita woman reported that her six dogs were attacked and some killed by a group of pit bulls.
Temperatures are expected to rise slightly on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service, but will remain cooler than normal.
John Coleman, a long-serving San Diego weatherman and founder of The Weather Channel, has died at the age of 83.
Thousands of people marched through downtown San Diego and San Marcos in the second annual Women's March Saturday. The San Diego event began at 10 a.m. at the downtown Waterfront Park on Pacific Highway, while the North County event began at 11 a.m. at Palomar College.
Thousands of people marched through downtown San Diego and San Marcos in the second annual Women's March Saturday. The San Diego event began at 10 a.m. at the downtown Waterfront Park on Pacific Highway, while the North County event began at 11 a.m. at Palomar College. The two marches were held in conjunction with other marches across the country.
The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, which prompted the closure of many federal operations, such as national parks and monuments and that included the shutdown of Cabrillo National Monument.
A transient accused of fatally stabbing a man after they got into an argument near a 7-Eleven store in Poway pleaded not guilty Friday to a murder charge.
Coastal rail closures could complicate the commute for the thousands of people expected at Women's Marches set for downtown San Diego and San Marcos Saturday, though additional transit options are being made available.
A man arrested in the doctor's lounge at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa after claiming to be an anesthesiologist pleaded not guilty Friday to a felony charge of treating the sick without a certificate.
People who bought new homes in Otay Ranch's Village of Escaya can start moving in Friday - later than planned but after the developer took steps to address methane found at the site.