High winds cause chaos in Madera County foothills, downing several trees

MADERA COUNTY (KFSN) -- High winds in the Madera County foothills are creating chaos in the Oakhurst and Bass Lake areas-- bringing down several trees.

The National Weather Service reported gusts of wind anywhere from 35 to 55 miles per hour. They are saying those winds are going to stick around until daybreak, at least in the higher terrain of the Sierra Nevada. They have even issued a wind advisory until 10:00 a.m.

Throughout the evening the California Highway Patrol said they received several calls about the wind causing downed trees and debris to fall on the roadway.

There are reports of several trees down south of the Forks Resort blocking roadways.

The winds, coupled with the cold temperatures and dead trees, are sending tree branches and debris over the roads.

No reports of any injuries.

CHP reports that clearing of the trees will begin Tuesday morning.

At this point, it is too early to tell if bus service to schools will be impacted, but we are keeping track of that and will update you on air and online.

Be sure to use caution on the roadway.
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