High speed winds result in a semi rollover in Tooele, avalanche warnings

Dec 14, 2021, 10:24 AM | Updated: 10:40 am

semi rollover I-80 tooele...

Semi rollover cause by wind blocks I-80 in Tooele County Photo: Derek Petersen / KSL TV

SALT LAKE CITY — A semi-truck blew over on westbound I-80 Tuesday morning. And this happened shortly after the Utah Highway Patrol asked drivers for caution due to a high wind advisory in Tooele County.  

THe UHP also reported wind gusts of up to 48 mph near Lakepoint.

Semi-truck rollover

The semi blew over on westbound I-80 around 8:30 a.m. at milepost 79. It was blocking all lanes of westbound traffic. 

The UHP said the incident resulted in minor injuries. 

High winds make avalanches possible

The high-speed wind gusts  also resulted in an avalanche advisory.  Weather experts were warning people heading into the backcountry to be aware of avalanche danger.

Salt Lake County Emergency Management reported that all of northern Utah’s mountain ranges have considerable avalanche danger Tuesday. They expected wind drifts to develop in steep terrain throughout Tuesday and into the morning on Wednesday, making natural avalanches possible.

Salt Lake County Emergency Management advised the public to avoid northwest to east-facing slopes. 

Although an unseasonable high of 51 degrees is projected for northern Utah on Tuesday, rain is expected to turn to snow late in the evening and possibly into Wednesday morning.

Related Stories:

Rain and snow expected Tuesday night

Thousands without heat, water after tornadoes kill dozens

Climate change boosting extreme weather like tornadoes, says U. expert

Salt Lake’s first snow causing problems for drivers

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Send it to the KSL NewsRadio team here.



Alexandrea Bonilla

Utah storm adding to snowpack that melted over weekend

A storm passing through Utah will increase the snowpack that melted this weekend when the sun came out in force.

1 day ago

Valley Rain and mountain snow...

Adam Small

Utah getting big delivery of valley rain, mountain snow Monday

Utah will see valley rain and mountain snow throughout Monday with temperatures in the 40s and 50s.

2 days ago

sunshine on cherry blossoms shown, april temperatures will be a little higher this year...

Clayre Scott

Salt Lake City hit the 80s, ties date’s record high temperature

The last time it was this warm on April 12 in Salt Lake was in 1936.

4 days ago

Warm weather will all for some of the Utah snowpack to begin melting off this weekend....

Adam Small

Utah temperatures warming up, strong snowpack set to start melting

Temperatures in Utah are going to get much warmer over the next few days, allowing for the snowpack we've accumulated to start melting off.

6 days ago

A Utah Department of Transportation camera shows traffic eastbound in Parley's Canyon....

Collin Leonard,

Canyon roads close Saturday due to snow, weather

Officials closed both directions on state Route 201 at the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon Saturday afternoon, due to snowy conditions.

10 days ago


Curt Gresseth

Eubank gazes into snow globe to predict spring runoff in Utah

KSL Meteorologist Kevin Eubank talks about the abundant snowpack and what to expect from the spring runoff in Utah.

11 days ago

Sponsored Articles

a person dressed up as a nordic viking in a dragon boat resembling the bear lake monster...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Legend of the Bear Lake Monster

The Bear Lake monster has captivated people in the region for centuries, with tales that range from the believable to the bizarre.


Live Nation Concerts

All the artists coming to Utah First Credit Union Amphitheatre (formerly USANA Amp) this summer

Summer concerts are more than just entertainment; they’re a celebration of life, love, and connection.

Mother and cute toddler child in a little fancy wooden cottage, reading a book, drinking tea and en...

Visit Bear Lake

How to find the best winter lodging in Bear Lake, Utah

Winter lodging in Bear Lake can be more limited than in the summer, but with some careful planning you can easily book your next winter trip.

Happy family in winter clothing at the ski resort, winter time, watching at mountains in front of t...

Visit Bear Lake

Ski more for less: Affordable ski resorts near Bear Lake, Utah

Plan your perfect ski getaway in Bear Lake this winter, with pristine slopes, affordable tickets, and breathtaking scenery.

front of the Butch Cassidy museum with a man in a cowboy hat standing in the doorway...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

Looking Back: The History of Bear Lake

The history of Bear Lake is full of fascinating stories. At over 250,000 years old, the lake has seen generations of people visit its shores.

silhouette of a family looking over a lake with a bird in the top corner flying...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

8 Fun Activities To Do in Bear Lake Without Getting in the Water

Bear Lake offers plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy without having to get in the water. Catch 8 of our favorite activities.

High speed winds result in a semi rollover in Tooele, avalanche warnings