- Associated Press - Thursday, February 18, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - High winds along the Wasatch Front have toppled trees, knocked out power and forced several ski resorts to shut down lifts.

Officials say gusts of up to 70 miles per hour closed roads and cause other problems Thursday.

In Salt Lake City, a building under construction partially collapsed, causing debris to temporarily block part of the road.

Winds, lighting and power outages led many northern Utah ski resorts to cease operations Thursday. Sundance Resort closed the entire resort. Snowbird, Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley and Brighton Resort were among resorts that had to either close parts of the mountain or put lifts temporarily on hold.

Several thousand homes in the Tooele area were without power.

The high winds were expected to last all day in the region.


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