PHOTOS: High winds wreak havoc across valley

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — Powerful and constant gusts of wind wreaked havoc in Sacramento and Stockton Tuesday evening.

Gusts of around 60 miles per hour were reported by the National Weather Service late in the evening.

Thousands lost power in the regions, according to SMUD and PG&E. The harsh weather was to blame, both utilities said.

Early Wednesday morning, FOX40’s Dennis Shanahan saw many tents outside North Natomas restaurants destroyed by the wind.

FOX40’s Pedro Rivera captured a tree blocking the road at Q and 13th streets in Midtown Sacramento.

The Stockton Police Department tweeted photos of a restaurant’s outdoor dining tent torn apart by wind and debris.

One Twitter user posted a short video of a traffic light at 2nd Avenue and Franklin Boulevard in Sacramento twisting around in the wind before it fell to the ground. (Editor’s note: The linked video contains profanity)

If you have pictures or videos of damage caused by Tuesday’s winds, email them along with a location to

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