High Winds Toss Shed, Bring Down Trees Around Philadelphia Area

Strong winds from the northwest slammed the Philadelphia area on Sunday bringing cold temperatures, causing damage and power outages.

The NBC10 First Alert Weather Team tracked winds around 25 mph around Philadelphia with gusts blowing as quickly as 44 mph. Those high winds also forced the temperatures to stay low in the mid-40s with wind chills in the 30s in some spots.

NBC10 tracked a number of strong wind reports and damage from viewers throughout the region.

Brandon Hayes found his shed blown out of his Media, Pennsylvania backyard on Sunday morning.

"The wind is no joke right now. That shed has lasted multiple hurricanes," he wrote on Instagram. Hayes tells NBC10 that no one was hurt.

Chris Vasquez of Havertown told NBC10 he woke up to the sound of a loud crash. It turned out a large tree had fallen on his car.

"I got up and didn't know what it was," Vasquez said. "I looked out the window. It had fallen across both cars, which was no fun at all."

Vasquez's yard was littered with debris and a few shards of glass.

"We had some really helpful neighbors on every side actually helping us out," he said.

At Philadelphia International Airport, there were arrival delays averaging 82 minutes, airport officials said.

PECO Energy told customers they were "working hard to restore service to customers affected by high winds." More than 24,000 customers were without service mid-day Sunday, according to PECO. The bulk of those outages -- some 15,000 -- were reported in Montgomery County. Power was restored by Sunday night.

These are just a few reports about the high winds. See others below and share your own with NBC10 by using the hashtag #NBC10WX when you post to your social networks.

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