Two semi trucks were overturned in Colorado today as high winds plagued the Eastern Plains region of the state.
According to 9 News, 60 mph winds were recorded on Wednesday morning, leading to white-out conditions, multiple road closures, and the toppling of several semi trucks.
Colorado State Patrol reported one semi truck blew over in the wind, and another overturned after a motorist rear ended the rig due to poor driving conditions.
No serious injuries were recorded.
Falling asleep, strong winds and low visibility makes for dangerous conditions. 2 crashes on I70 at MP 400 & 423-one is a semi blown over and the second a pickup rear ended a semi….😳🌬. Be careful today!! pic.twitter.com/5CuaHvLn3t— CSP Limon (@CSP_Limon) December 23, 2020
After winds as strong as 90 mph plagued the state Tuesday night, the Colorado Department of Transportation has issued high wind restrictions along I-70 between Denver International Airport and the Kansas border. No light, empty, or high profile vehicles are permitted to travel during this time.
I-70 EB/WB: High wind restriction between Exit 292 – US 36; Airpark Road and the Kansas Border. No light, empty, or high profile vehicles. https://t.co/qUaUYbTUux— CDOT (@ColoradoDOT) December 23, 2020
It is not clear when the restrictions will be lifted.