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Starting Friday, the DMV Metropolitan Area was hit with something we have never ever seen in the line of heavy winds.

The area was hit with a devastating wind storm that had winds gusting up to record wind speeds.  Winds were gusting up 70 miles per hour.  The National Weather Service listed those winds at Hurricane type winds.

The strongest winds in the area were clocked at Dulles International Airport at 71 miles per hour.  71 mph is just below what is considered Hurricane Winds at 74 mph.


Source: ROBYN BECK / Getty

Flights were cancelled at all three DMV Airport, and Highway 95 was closed because the Potomac Mills tall sign was leaning over and authorities were afraid that that sign would fall on the southbound lanes of I-95.  The sign was taken down Sunday night and I-95 is opened right now for Monday morning Rush hour.



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