Anchorage weathers high winds; strongest gust was 82 mph

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Homes at higher elevations in Anchorage experienced high wind gusts Tuesday night but the city mostly escaped damage from a storm that blew in from the Bering Sea.

    Meteorologist Bill Ludwig of the National Weather Service says Glen Alps recorded wind at 82 mph and a location on the city's upper Hillside saw a gust of 81 mph.

    He says there were quite a few gusts into 70s and 80s and winds that blew to 50 and 60 mph at lower elevations.

    Ludwig says he heard of a few power outages and downed trees but the reports were mostly on the city's east side.

    A high wind warning remains in effect until 10 a.m. Wednesday.

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