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Tree falls down near Washington, Rainbow

Posted at 6:39 AM, Nov 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-17 09:39:31-05

The strong winds brought a huge tree down Monday night slowing traffic for a couple of hours.

Action News made it there before city workers cleared the mess.

It was no surprise to the Las Vegas workers to be called out to a tree in the road.
"It's amazing that the wind blew this big tree down," said Kermit Putman.
Putman just moved to Las Vegas from Philadelphia five months ago.
"I would expect this on the east coast but not here, actually."
Putman is still adjusting to the weather patterns in the valley.
"It's cool in the morning. It will warm up and then it gets really cold at night."
Action News Chief Meteorologist Bryan Scofield says wind speeds exceeded 50 mph Monday night. They were strong enough to bring the tree down and leave it laying across Washington Avenue diverting traffic into the oncoming lane for a couple of hours.
"I walk past here every day and every night," said Putman. "The same walk way and it's gonna have a different landscape look to it now with the tree gone."
Another guy who lives nearby said his car was parked on the street when the tree fell. It missed his car by just a couple of inches. Luckily, there was no damage.