High winds whipping eastern Nebraska

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- The National Weather Service says high winds whipping eastern Nebraska and western Iowa could knock down trees and limbs and knock out power to thousands of people.

The service has issued high wind warnings and advisories to the area for Monday. The sustained winds are blowing 30 mph (48 kph) to 45 mph, with gusts up to 65 mph.

Forecasters say travel will be tough, especially for high-profile vehicles.

The high winds also will make the low temperatures feel even colder.

Omaha Public Power District says 415 customers were without power at 7:15 a.m. MidAmerican Energy reports fewer than 100 customers were without power on the west side of Iowa.

Snow and low temperatures prompted some schools to close or start late in eastern Iowa.