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Strong winds whip across Southland again

March 3, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
Strong winds are whipping across the Southland again, churning up trouble especially in the Inland Empire.

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High wind warnings and advisories were in effect across most of Southern California and lasted until 2 p.m. Saturday.

Signs on the 15 and 210 freeways were lit up, warning drivers of the gusty conditions. High winds caused a tractor trailer to overturn near the 15 and 210 interchange in Fontana. In Mira Loma, a mobile home ended up on its side when the truck driver tried to get off the freeway.

In Corona, the wind is to blame for a small plane crash at the airport. The two people onboard only had minor injuries, but their plane hit a parked car, a parked plane and a hangar upon landing.

The strong winds caught many people by surprise and had them taking cover.

"Very, very gusty, and I just got some work done on my car, brand new off the lot, and it was blowing everywhere, and allergies are kicking up," described Hesperia resident Jason Brady.

Wind speeds reached up to 25 to 35 mph with gusts from 50 to 75 mph. The canyons, passes and coastal areas are expected to see the strongest winds.

Motorists, especially those driving high-profile vehicles, were warned to take it slow on the roads.