High winds knocked over multiple semi trucks in South Dakota on Monday, and the blustery weather is expected to continue through the weekend.
A Hazardous Weather Outlook was issued for most of South Dakota on Tuesday, March 30th. The statement warns of wind gusts surpassing 45mph and low humidity, making for critical fire weather conditions as well as dangerous driving conditions of truckers.
High winds caused this semi to turn over! I 29 is closed at mile marker 200 northbound! This location is 7 miles south of Summit! Stay posted for updates! #DriveSafeSD pic.twitter.com/bZGKnZiMVo— SD Highway Patrol (@SDHighwayPatrol) March 30, 2021
Similar conditions plagued the state on Monday, overturning multiple semi trucks across multiple highways throughout the day, reported the South Dakota Highway Patrol.
The Hazardous Weather Outlook statement is expected to remain relevant through the rest of the week and continuing into the weekend.
Be careful out there, drivers.
High profile vehicles beware! Strong winds have blown a few semi's over in Western SD today! #keepSDsafe pic.twitter.com/9l4fwyj0Qd— SD Highway Patrol (@SDHighwayPatrol) March 29, 2021