Dozens of Big Rigs Toppled by High Winds Prompt Ban on Travel in Multiple Utah Counties

Box Elder County, UT – Reports of as many as three-dozen big rigs toppled by high winds have prompted authorities in Utah to ban travel for semi-trucks in multiple counties.

“We are restricting semi travel in Box Elder, Weber and Davis counties after a number have blown over due to the high winds in the area,” a statement by the Utah Highway Patrol (UHP) said. “We also have several trees and low power lines partially blocking highways & interstates in the area.”


Further, UHP said, “Semi Drivers: please avoid the area, find shelter and park perpendicular to the wind.”

There are also reports of numerous closures on I-15 from Salt Lake County north to the Idaho boarder.

UHP indicated to “plan for delays” urged all motorists to “avoid the area if possible.”

“If you’re stuck in traffic, do not exit your vehicle due to flying debris. And, avoid parking alongside high profile vehicles,” UHP also advised.


Images posted to social media by UHP show numerous rigs blown over and blocking roadways.

The winds are also disrupting the state government.

Utah Governor Gary Herbert announced the closure of the Capitol building in Salt Lake City due to high winds.

The travel restrictions will be in place until lifted by UHP.

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