High Winds ‘Cause Mayhem’ For Big Rigs Across Numerous States

Ludlow, SD – Multiple big rigs were toppled in South Dakota and Wyoming on Monday as high winds created dangerous driving conditions.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol (SDHP) reported numerous tractor-trailers were blown over along I-90 near New Underwood, SD and US 85 near Ludlow, SD.


“High winds are causing mayhem with high profile vehicles!” SDHP said in a social media post. “High profile vehicles should use extreme caution, especially if they are not loaded!”

It was a similar story in Wyoming as more big rigs were met with the same fate.

According to the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT), multiple big rigs were toppled along I-80 near mile marker 280.

High wind warnings for light, high-profile vehicles were in place all day along many routes including: I-80 & US 30/287 between Laramie & Walcott Jct., I-25 north of Wheatland, US 287 south of Laramie, WYO 487 north of Med. Bow.


In fact, the National Weather Service issued either wind advisories, high wind watches or high wind warnings covering more than 1,500 miles from the Rockies to the Midwest and more than 900 miles from the Northern Plains to the Texas Panhandle.


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