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High wind warning in effect for Anchorage, Turnagain Arm

The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for Turnagain Arm and higher elevations, as well as parts of east Anchorage and the lower Hillside exposed to winds channeled through the Chugach range.

The forecast calls for Southeast wind 45 to 60 mph decreasing to 30 to 45 mph after midnight in east, south, and west Anchorage and the lower Hillside.

Along Turnagain Arm and higher elevations, expect southeast winds of 50 to 65 mph with gusts of 70 to 85 mph.

These high winds may make travel difficult. Trees may be blown over, and loose debris can be moved and damage property.

The warning remains in effect until 4 a.m. Monday, Sept. 12, 2016.