Hurricane-Force Winds Flip Over Trucks in Colorado

Hurricane-Force Winds Flip Over Trucks in Colorado

Hurricane-force winds rocked Colorado yesterday,forcing hundreds of trucks off the road and blowing over nearly a dozen others.

In a two-mile stretch of highway, nearly a dozen trucks were blown off the road. Many drivers were forced to pull into truck stops to wait out the strong winds.

On Tuesday night, Interstate 70 eastbound near Limon was shutdown because of a flipped truck.

The Colorado Department of Transportation advised empty high-profile vehicles to avoid I-76 east of Denver.

The winds are expected to subside throughout the week.

According to ABC 7, wind gusts peaked at 77 mph near Akron and 70 mph between Limon and Agate.

Sources:
CBS 4
The Gazette
Image Credit:Elouise Latoya Spann-simmons
ABC 7