Truckers asked to avoid I-77 after winds blow over at least three big rigs

Avoid the area!

Truckers asked to avoid I-77 after winds blow over at least three big rigs

State Police in Virginia and North Carolina are asking truck drivers to avoid I-77 near the border if possible after high winds have blown over several trucks this morning.

Transportation Officials Urge Truckers To Avoid I-77 At NC/VA Border

Two northbound lanes of I-77 have been shut down around mile marker 2 in Carroll County, Virginia, after at least three trucks were blown over. The trucks cannot be removed until the winds die down.

None of the truck drivers were injured in the blow overs.

The North Carolina Highway Patrol is asking truck drivers with empty trailers to avoid I-77.

The Virginia State Police are urging commercial vehicle drivers to find another route or to use extreme caution if they do decide to use I-77: “Be careful if you are traveling on I-77 near the VA-NC border today. High winds have blown over 3 tractor-trailers this morning near the 2 mile marker.”

Traffic backups of two and a half miles have been reported along I-77.

North Carolina is under a state of emergency due to winter weather.