Rodeo carnival closing early due to wind

Rodeo officials had already closed some rides on opening night due to wind, but they later announced the entire carnival would shut down early (Jessica Willey)

February 25, 2013 7:30:28 PM PST
Strong wind across the Houston area is forcing RodeoHouston officials to make some changes on its first night.

We were told a few rides were closed due to the wind earlier in the evening. All three Ferris wheels and the Sky Ride were shut down as a precaution.

The wind also knocked over a lot of tents across Reliant Park.

Rodeo officials now say all outdoor activities will close as soon as the rodeo concert ends because of the weather.

Rodeo shows typically end around 10pm, but the carnival usually stays open until midnight.

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