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Boderland bundles up for windy, cold day

By: Genevieve Curtis
EL PASO, Texas -- Wintry-feeling winds whipped through the borderland Friday, forcing people to bundle up to stay warm.

KFOX14 spoke to several people braving the bone-chilling atmosphere.

"I love it," said Leroy Ward as he waited for his bus in central El Paso.

The winds were so strong that the national weather service cautioned drivers headed through Trans Mountain pass, where strong winds were pushing cars, to keep a firm grip on the steering wheel.

Jessie Sanchez works outside all day. He said Thursday was a great day but Friday he had at least six layers of clothing on.

"It's cold, you know? Yesterday it was nice and warm and today it's just cold," said Sanchez.

Sanchez said the cold temps were a rude welcome for his out-of-town guests.

"My family just came down from Florida and they didn't expect it to be cold like this," said Sanchez.

The weather is forcing him to reconsider some plans.

"Things might be changing, we were supposed to be getting married outside but we might be going inside," said Sanchez.

The first feel of winter weather is a good reminder that not everyone can bundle up.

Every fire station in the city is accepting new blankets for people in need. If you know someone who needs a blanket they can call 211.



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