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Winds topple border wall panels on California-Mexico border

Posted at 11:48 AM, Jan 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-30 13:48:51-05

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.