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High winds causing traffic issues, prompting alerts

Apr 5, 2024, 1:10 PM | Updated: 3:17 pm

semi truck is rolled over on i-80 junction due to high winds...

The driver of a semi was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. (Utah Highway Patrol)

(Utah Highway Patrol)

SALT LAKE CITY — Winds of up to 65 mph caused traffic restrictions and at least three rollovers on I-80 on Friday. The issues on I-80 came as the National Weather Service issued a wind advisory for parts of the state.

The NWS advisory is in place until 4 p.m. and covers the Great Salt Lake Desert, Tooele Valley, Millard and Juab Counties and several towns including Vernon and Cedar City.

Travel for high-profile vehicles like semis, RVs and trailers is restricted east and westbound on I-80 between Lake Point, Tooele County and Wendover at the Nevada state line.

Traffic issues on I-80

The first reported rollover was semi truck that rolled on SR-201 at the I-80 junction. 

Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Andrew Battenfield said the truck driver was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

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High winds causing traffic issues, prompting alerts