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Strong winds toss boats, topple trees; Power lines fall

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A sharp cold front stirred up strong winds that toppled trees and power lines. (Source: CBS 5 News) A sharp cold front stirred up strong winds that toppled trees and power lines. (Source: CBS 5 News)
Strong winds with 40 mph gusts tossed a boat from its mooring at Lake Pleasant. (Source: Sean Gates, cbs5az.com) Strong winds with 40 mph gusts tossed a boat from its mooring at Lake Pleasant. (Source: Sean Gates, cbs5az.com)
Flagstaff resident saw a spring snowfall as the cold front swept through. (Source: Calvin Johnson) Flagstaff resident saw a spring snowfall as the cold front swept through. (Source: Calvin Johnson)
One motorist was in for a big surprise. (Source: Shawn Kline, cbs5az.com) One motorist was in for a big surprise. (Source: Shawn Kline, cbs5az.com)
(Source: Shawn Kline, cbs5az.com) (Source: Shawn Kline, cbs5az.com)
PHOENIX (CBS5/AP) -

A vigorous cold front stirred up high winds Saturday that complicated travel, uprooted trees and brought down power lines around the Greater Phoenix area.

A windy advisory was in effect until 5 p.m. for the Greater Phoenix area, CBS 5 meteorologists said.

In northern Arizona, motorists were warned to be aware of snow and icy roads.

Around noon, Arizona Public Service said a tree blew down electrical lines on a car parked in a driveway in the 300 block of N. 47th Street. No one was injured.

Elsewhere, two homes were evacuated after power lines crashed down in the 4200 block of N. 32nd Avenue.

Here were some winds gusts as of 2 p.m. reported by the National Weather Service:

45 mph - Glendale

40 mph - Phoenix Sky Harbor

40 mph - Buckeye

36 mph - Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport

35 mph - Scottsdale

32 mph - Lake Pleasant

25 mph - San Tan Valley

Winds should be decreasing after midnight, CBS 5 meteorologists said.

Meteorologists said more than an inch of snow has fallen Saturday morning in and around Flagstaff with winds as high as 50 mph blowing snow.

The Arizona Department of Transportation says visibility is especially low on Interstate-40 in Flagstaff.

Meteorologist Robert Rickey says the region is expected to receive 2 to 4 inches of snow with the high temperature being around 36 degrees.

Rickey says temperatures will warm up Sunday with snow melting quickly.

Meanwhile, southwestern Arizona is seeing winds as high as 40 mph, kicking up dust and creating poor visibility for drivers in Yuma.

Copyright 2014 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

 

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