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'Windmageddon' rocks planes, topples trees and lamp posts in Washington DC02:39

'Windmageddon' rocks planes, topples trees and lamp posts in Washington DC

United States, Washington DC
March 2, 2018 at 20:07 GMT -00:00 · Published

Blustery winds have been rocking the US capital Washington DC since early hours of Friday morning.

According to the weather centre, the winds are forecasted to reach up to 56 miles (90 kilometres) per hour. Travel warnings were in effect as residents were recommended to stay off the roads. Multiple schools as well as Washington DC government facilities announced their closure due to what they called the "Windmageddon."

At the DC Reagan National Airport, what appeared to be a Southwest Airlines plane was seen being rocked by heavy winds during a failed landing attempt. There were multiple reports of road closures due to toppled trees and light stands around DC metro area.

Los fuertes vientos sacudieron la capital de los EE.UU., Washington DC, desde las primeras horas de la mañana del viernes.

De acuerdo con el centro meteorológico, se pronostica que los vientos alcanzarán hasta 56 millas (90 kilómetros) por hora. Se recomendó a los residentes que se mantuvieran alejados de las carreteras. Múltiples escuelas y centros del gobierno de Washington DC anunciaron su cierre debido a lo que llamaron el "Windmageddon".

Un avión de Southwest Airlines fue sacudido por los fuertes vientos durante un fallido intento de aterrizaje en el Aeropuerto Nacional Ronald Reagan. Hubo varios informes de cierres de carreteras debido a árboles y postes de luz derribados alrededor del área metropolitana de DC.

'Windmageddon' rocks planes, topples trees and lamp posts in Washington DC02:39
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Blustery winds have been rocking the US capital Washington DC since early hours of Friday morning.

According to the weather centre, the winds are forecasted to reach up to 56 miles (90 kilometres) per hour. Travel warnings were in effect as residents were recommended to stay off the roads. Multiple schools as well as Washington DC government facilities announced their closure due to what they called the "Windmageddon."

At the DC Reagan National Airport, what appeared to be a Southwest Airlines plane was seen being rocked by heavy winds during a failed landing attempt. There were multiple reports of road closures due to toppled trees and light stands around DC metro area.

Los fuertes vientos sacudieron la capital de los EE.UU., Washington DC, desde las primeras horas de la mañana del viernes.

De acuerdo con el centro meteorológico, se pronostica que los vientos alcanzarán hasta 56 millas (90 kilómetros) por hora. Se recomendó a los residentes que se mantuvieran alejados de las carreteras. Múltiples escuelas y centros del gobierno de Washington DC anunciaron su cierre debido a lo que llamaron el "Windmageddon".

Un avión de Southwest Airlines fue sacudido por los fuertes vientos durante un fallido intento de aterrizaje en el Aeropuerto Nacional Ronald Reagan. Hubo varios informes de cierres de carreteras debido a árboles y postes de luz derribados alrededor del área metropolitana de DC.

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