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PHOTOS, VIDEOS: Central Florida hit by high winds

Tree fell on power lines on Druid Road in Maitland

ORLANDO, Fla. – Forty mph gusts of wind are expected to hit Central Florida Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

[MORE WEATHER COVERAGE: County-by-county radar | Hourly forecast | 10-day outlook]

A wind advisory is in effect until 1 a.m. on Friday.

The National Weather Service said gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects.

[RELATED: Tornado watch issued for several counties in Florida | Here’s when you can expect severe weather in Central Florida]

Officials also want everyone to be prepared for power outages.

Forty mph gusts of wind are expected to hit Central Florida Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.
Forty mph gusts of wind are expected to hit Central Florida Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. (Catherine Hite)

A viewer in Maitland sent us a photo after a tree fell on power lines on Druid Road.

A tree removal crew had to visit the neighborhood and cut the tree into pieces to remove it from the street. The electricity in the area was out for a portion of the night, around 11 a.m. the lights came back on.

A viewer sent us a video of a ripped billboard in on Highway 50 in Clermont.

A viewer sent us a video of a ripped billboard in on Highway 50 in Clermont.
A viewer sent us a video of a ripped billboard in on Highway 50 in Clermont. (David Smallback)

Earlier in the day on Thursday State Road 408 was closed due to high winds, the road opened about a hour later.

SR 408 SHUT DOWN DUE TO HIGH WINDS

Posted by News 6 WKMG / ClickOrlando on Thursday, February 6, 2020

A crane fell across Interstate 275 in the Roosevelt Boulevard area, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The incident happened in the St. Petersburg area, investigators said no one was injured in the incident.

A crane fell across Interstate 275 in the Roosevelt Boulevard area, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
A crane fell across Interstate 275 in the Roosevelt Boulevard area, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. (Florida Highway Patrol)

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