High wind warning in effect for Orleans county

in Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

NEWPORT — The National Weather Service in Burlington has issued a high wind warning from 8 p.m. this evening to 11 a.m. Monday for Orleans county.

Winds are expected to reach 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 70 mph.

Wind gusts of this strength are almost hurricane-like in nature.

The strongest winds will most likely take place between 11 p.m. tonight, lasting through 9 a.m. tomorrow morning.

The strong winds will likely lead to downed trees, tree limbs, and power lines, causing scattered to widespread power outages.

Go to www.weather.gov/Burlington for further updates on this weather situation.

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