Strong winds hit Geneva


Strong winds battered Geneva on Saturday, uprooting trees and sending tarpaulins flying.

The fire service says it was called out more than 50 times – and off-duty crews had to be called in to help. 

Avenue Wendt was closed after a tree came down – and another hit a house in Collonge-Bellerive.

Gusts reached 90 kph at times. 

The fire service urged people to be careful, especially due to flying blocks of ice. A spokesman says when tarpaulin is ripped off, any frozen water is also going to take to the skies. 

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