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Crews Clean Up After Massive Wind Storm

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LAS VEGAS -- The strong winds may have died down a bit but there is still plenty of clean-up going on all over the Las Vegas valley. Workers spent most of the day clearing debris and fallen trees after being hammered from unusually severe weather.

Clean-up crews got a lot done overnight and throughout the day. Like many other companies, First Choice Tree Services says they have been busier than usual during the last 24 hours.

Strong wind gusts up to 70 miles per hour pounded the valley, knocking down power lines and trees. Crews spent the day salvaging the trees that could survive and uprooting trees that posed a hazard.

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"We want to take time and it's dangerous working the trees when it's that windy. So, try to maintain our work to the ground or low pruning, take our time with palm trees that are too high," said Brian Delgado with First Choice.

"We have a lot of work to do. Of course, the wind dies down but there's still a lot of damage out there. So we'll probably be very busy for some weeks cleaning up all this damage," said Leon Peora with First Choice.

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First Choice Tree Service dispatched crews all over the valley and worked overtime and overnight to pick up the mess. Downed trees seemed to take up much of the damage.

But, some homes and cars also became casualties. Over 14,000 NV Energy customers lost power, but most was restored last night.

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