The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) shared video of the moment that a semi truck was toppled by the devastating winds that rocked the midwest this week.
The video was captured on Wednesday, December 15, around 3:30 pm.
A truck traveling in front of a state trooper on I-80 in Lincoln was blown over by a gust of high wind.
NSP said that the truck driver was wearing a seat belt and wasn’t hurt.
Check out the dash cam clip below.
Troopers have responded to a number of high profile vehicles tipping over during today’s high winds and severe storms.
This one happened right in front of a trooper on I-80 in Lincoln at about 3:30 pm.
Thankfully the driver was wearing a seat belt and was not injured. pic.twitter.com/liJTqp8pCX
— Nebraska State Patrol (@NEStatePatrol) December 16, 2021
Forecasters said that Wednesday was a record-breaking day for wind gusts.
Today (12/15) has set the record for the most number of hurricane force (75+ mph) thunderstorm wind gusts in a day (55, and counting) since 2004. The previous record was from August 10, 2020 with 53. pic.twitter.com/bqULyJJEw5
— NWS Storm Prediction Center (@NWSSPC) December 16, 2021