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Wind gusts cause major damage across east Idaho


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A large tree landed on a truck in Idaho Falls due to wind gusts on Monday, March 14. | Photo courtesy of Lilly Winterbottom

IDAHO FALLS — Strong wind gusts across east Idaho on Monday afternoon resulted in major damage to at least one truck parked on the 600 block of North Fanning Ave.

Witnesses say the wind blew down a large tree that landed on top of a truck around 3:00 p.m.

“(The) passenger window was knocked out,” said reader Lilly Winterbottom. “It is pretty windy out here.”

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Map via Google Earth.

The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory at 2:30 p.m. with sustained winds of 25-35 mph and gusts of 35-45 mph.

The wind advisory includes the cities of Burley, Rubert, Heyburn, Idaho Falls, Rexburg, Pocatello, Malad City and Oakley.

If you see wind damage in your neighborhood, snap a picture and post it on our Facebook page or send it to


Photo courtesy of Lilly Winterbottom