• Strong winds blow over tractor-trailers, cause train derailment

    By: Natalie Dreier, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    Winds in the Southwest were much more than just a strong breeze. They were wicked enough to blow over tractor-trailers and even cause a train derailment. 

    Law enforcement officers in Amarillo, Texas, were called to the scenes of multiple trucks that proved they were no match for the wind, KFDA reported.

    One truck’s battle with the air was caught on video by a storm chaser for KVII.

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    In New Mexico, the winds were strong enough to blow a train from the tracks Wednesday, sending cars tumbling over a bridge, according to KFDA.

    Sustained winds at the time were 58 mph with gusts up to 84 mph.

    At least two tornadoes touched down in New Mexico Tuesday evening caused by what is being considered an historic storm,  the Albuquerque Journal reported.

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