Video/News: Wind blows over semi trucks on I-80, causes damage in Tooele County

Emergency crews were busy Friday morning as a powerful wind storm ripped across much of the Wasatch Front. The Utah Highway Patrol reports four semi trucks were blown on to their sides by the high winds on I-80. Troopers closed I-80 to all “light, high profile vehicles and semi trucks with empty trailers” from the Nevada/Utah border to milepost 101. 2News reporter Morgan Saxton spoke with one of the truck’s drivers on Facebook live.

TRAFFIC ALERT: I-80 closed in both directions from Wendover to Lake Point to semi-trucks with empty trailers. Light cargo loads, use caution.

Posted by KUTV 2News on Friday, March 2, 2018

Emergency crews were busy Friday morning as a powerful wind storm ripped across much of the Wasatch Front. The Utah Highway Patrol reports four semi trucks were blown on to their sides by the high winds on I-80. Troopers closed I-80 to all “light, high profile vehicles and semi trucks with empty trailers” from the Nevada/Utah border to milepost 101. 2News reporter Morgan Saxton spoke with one of the truck’s drivers on Facebook live. Earlier in the morning, the wind blew over power poles in Tooele. A carport was detached from a house and blown into a power line that fell into a street near 965 E. Vine in Tooele. The Utah Department of Transportation also reported there were signal problems on SR 36 near Saddleback Blvd in Tooele, likely caused by winds. Rocky Mountain Power also reported several power outages in Tooele, Salt Lake, Davis, and Weber counties.

2News will have a recap of the wind conditions and the forecast for the storm that is rolling in to Utah on 2News at noon.

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