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Wind gust blows over billboard along Interstate 29 in Fargo

A Newman Signs billboard stands crumpled in the snow after collapsing from high winds near I-29 and I-94 on Thursday, March 14, 2019. David Samson / The Forum1 / 2
Windy weather knocked down a billboard along Interstate 29. Special to The Forum2 / 2

FARGO — Windy conditions caused a billboard along Interstate 29 to twist and fall over sideways on Thursday morning, March 14.

Observers noticed the billboard about 10 a.m., and a 45 mph gust of wind was recorded at that time, according to WDAY meteorologist Summer Schnellbach. Winds have increased, gusting up to 53 mph as of 1 p.m.

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Some wiring appears to be exposed, but the billboard does not look to be threatening any nearby structures.

The billboard is on the east side of I-29 near exit 64 for 13th Avenue South in Fargo.