News, Culture & Society

Section of Donald Trump’s new border wall is blown down during 37MPH wind in Cali

Section of Donald Trump’s new border wall is blown down during 37MPH wind in California causing Border Patrol to suspend construction

  • Portion of the wall that fell in Mexicali, Mexico, ran roughly 130ft in length 
  • It had been set in a new concrete foundation in Calexico, California
  • The concrete had not been cured, meaning the panels were unable to withstand the harsh winds 
  • According to the National Weather Service, winds reached high speeds of 37mph on Wednesday
  • Construction in the area has been suspended while a cleanup is carried out   

Portions of President Donald Trump’s border wall got blown over by high winds on Wednesday, and fell onto the Mexican side of the border. 

Video obtained by KYMA shows parts of the wall falling over into Mexicali, Mexico. 

Carlos Pitones, an agent with the Customs and Border Protection sector in El Centro, California, shared that the section that fell had been set in a new concrete foundation in Calexico, California.

The concrete had not been cured, and the panels were unable to withstand the harsh winds, Pitones explained to CNN.    

 

Portion of the wall that fell in Mexicali, Mexico, ran roughly 130ft in length

The particular area where the wall fell is part of an ongoing project to improve existing sections of the wall

The particular area where the wall fell is part of an ongoing project to improve existing sections of the wall

The portion of the wall that fell ran roughly 130ft in length. 

‘We are grateful there was no property damage or injuries,’ he added. 

The particular area where the wall fell is part of an ongoing project to improve existing sections of the wall. 

Carlos Pitones, an agent with the Customs and Border Protection sector in El Centro, California, shared that the section that fell had been set in a new concrete foundation in Calexico, California. The concrete had not been cured

Carlos Pitones, an agent with the Customs and Border Protection sector in El Centro, California, shared that the section that fell had been set in a new concrete foundation in Calexico, California. The concrete had not been cured

According to the National Weather Service, winds reached high speeds of 37mph on Wednesday. 

Local Mexicali officials did divert traffic, CBP officials state. 

The agency plans to work with the Mexican government to figure out the best next steps for the section. 

Pitones said it is currently unknown how long the construction work in the area will be suspended to allow for cleanup.  

CBP plans to work with the Mexican government to figure out the next best steps for the section

CBP plans to work with the Mexican government to figure out the next best steps for the section

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


Comments are closed.