Wind advisory issued in Wyoming after gusts topple semi trucks

The Wyoming Department of Transportation is advising drivers to use caution, as high winds have tipped over several semis on the state’s highways today.

The National Weather Service has issued High Wind Warnings that will be in effect for the Central Laramie Range, Southwest Platte County, North Snowy Range Foothills, South Laramie Range, and the South Laramie Range Foothills until 5 p.m. Tuesday, February 23.

Due to the intense wind, a semi-truck was left dangling off the side of a bridge on I-25 south of Chugwater. The incident occurred around 5:53 a.m. on February 22, northbound near milepost 54.

The interstate remains closed for crews to clear the crash.

 

WYDOT crews are working on a crash on I-25 south of Chugwater involving a truck blow over. The incident occurred around…

Posted by WYOMING DEPT. OF TRANSPORTATION on Monday, February 22, 2021

 
 
 
 
In additional Facebook posts, WYDOT shared pictures of more blow overs, emphasizing the intensely high winds.  
 
“The Bear Creek weather station reported average wind speeds of 54 mph with gusts of 67 mph. Be careful out there,” said their latest update.  
 

High winds in Wyoming are causing additional blow overs. The Bear Creek weather station reported average wind speeds of…

Posted by WYOMING DEPT. OF TRANSPORTATION on Monday, February 22, 2021

 

Posted by WYOMING DEPT. OF TRANSPORTATION on Monday, February 22, 2021