Blustery winds gust through S.A., knock out power for thousands

Blustery winds gust through S.A., knock out power for thousands

Credit: KENS 5 viewer Javier Cortinas

A worker wrangles a portion of roof that blew off Stephen F. Austin Elementary School near downtown San Antonio on Tuesday, March. 5, 2013.

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by Kens5.com Staff

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Posted on March 5, 2013 at 7:45 AM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 5 at 10:01 PM

Thousands of San Antonians woke up Tuesday morning without power as high winds sweep through South Texas.

CPS Energy's online map showed about a dozen outages affecting thousands of customers in the downtown area and on the city's south side early Tuesday.

A wind advisory and Red Flag warning had been issued for nearly all south Texas counties.

KENS 5 meteorologist Paul Mireles said the San Antonio International Airport recorded gusts up to 40 mph early Tuesday morning. The wind should calm down by the afternoon, he said.

>> Click here for the KENS 5 Forecast

KENS 5 viewer Javier Cortinas shared a photo from the downtown area, where a gust of wind blew part of the roof off Stephen F. Austin Elementary School.

Send your windy photos to iwitness@kens5.com!

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