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CO: Fort Carson issues shelter-in-place order

(Jan. 10, 2017) -- The order came as high winds blew through the Colorado Springs area, with Pikes Peak recording a peak gust of 93 mph. A peak wind gust of 101 mph was reported at Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Base.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — People at Fort Carson were ordered to shelter in place on Monday morning because of high winds and adverse weather conditions.

The order came as high winds blew through the Colorado Springs area, with Pikes Peak recording a peak gust of 93 mph. A peak wind gust of 101 mph was reported at Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Base.

People should not go outside unless there’s an emergency.

“Avoid areas with numerous windows. Stay away from power lines, trees and signage as well as high profile areas. Do not drive if you have a high profile vehicle. If you or someone near you is injured immediately call 911,” according to the order.

Read the full story by FOX 31.

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Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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