High winds hit Chaves County for second time

  • Source: Roswell Daily Record
  • Published: 04/12/2019 01:42 AM

Robust winds pummeled Chaves County for the second time in less than a month Wednesday, inflicting damage on some property, and creating hazardous conditions for drivers. Two people are in serious but stable condition after a two-vehicle accident in Hagerman Wednesday morning. Justin Powell, fire chief with Dexter Fire & Rescue said his department, along with crews from Hagerman, the city of Roswell Fire Department and District 8 — a county department composed mainly of inmates and correctional officers from the Roswell Correctional Center — all assisted in response to the accident. Powell said first responders spent at least 15 to 20 minutes trying to extract a person from one of the vehicles. He added that he does not know if winds were a factor in the accident, but decreased visibility caused by the winds did delay response times because much of the time, crews could not see where they were going.


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