Hurricane force winds in Campbell County caused some havoc in the area Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

Winds gusting as high as 79 mph were reported about 5 miles northwest of downtown Gillette, and 76 mph winds were noted about a mile from Echeta Road late Wednesday afternoon.

High winds

Gusting winds upwards of 30 miles per hour cause Buffalo Ridge Elementary School kindergartener Brooklynn Clark's hair to blow about as she got off the school bus early Thursday morning in Gillette.

High winds

Autumn Yochum, a second grade student at Buffalo Ridge Elementary, holds on tight to her hat while walking to school Thursday morning. Winds up to 30 miles per hour and blowing snow made for an interesting commute for students this morning.

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