Better safe than sorry, truckers sidelined by Utah winds

  • Source: KSTU-TV FOX 13 Salt Lake City
  • Published: 10/26/2021 12:00 AM

VIDEO: High winds blew over several semi trucks on Interstate 80 in Tooele County on Monday morning, according to Utah Highway Patrol. Minor injuries were reported, but authorities were not specific about the medical conditions of the drivers. Authorities closed I-80 to high profile vehicles between mile marker 99 westbound (Lake Point) and mile marker 1 eastbound (Wendover), until further notice. Drivers dealt with the windy conditions the best they could, wishing they could be on their way instead of being stuck at a truck stop. “It would be nice to, but they don’t want you putting your life in danger, like it’s always been said, this stuffs not worth your life,” said Jeff Ward, who was towing macaroni and cheese to Reno. “If you get there you get there, if not, it’ll be alright, it’ll get there eventually.”


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