The National Weather Service warned of strong winds blowing throughout the Kansas City region Thursday.
Winds of 40 mph or 50 mph were possible, the weather service said. A wind advisory would remain in effect until 10 p.m.
Early in the morning, the winds knocked down a barbecue tent set up outside the Sprint Center as part of fan activities for the Big 12 Conference men’s basketball championship tournament.
Workers were repairing the tent about 8 a.m.
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