CALEXICO, CA — Strong winds gusting across Southern California have toppled several panels of a new barrier being installed along the U.S.-Mexico border.
The San Diego Union-Tribune reports the panels fell down Wednesday into Mexican territory where the border separates the U.S. city of Calexico and the Mexican city of Mexicali.
The newspaper says the 30-foot-tall panels had just been anchored in concrete that had not yet set when the gusts hit and they fell on a road.
Border Patrol Agent Carlos Pitones says Mexican authorities responded quickly and diverted traffic.
The area is about 100 miles east of San Diego.