Strong Winds Wreak Havoc on Tractor Trailers

Photo By Spencer Porden
Photo By Spencer Porden

Sheridan County was plagued with strong winds on Wednesday, breaking tree limbs, blowing shingles off of houses, and flipping two tractor trailers on their sides north of Sheridan.

Sometime around 5:00 PM, one semi, carrying a load of freight, was blown on its side just off of the on-ramp past the Wyoming-Montana Port of Entry. A few miles down the road, another truck, carrying half of a modular home, was also forced onto its side by the strong gusts.

First responders on the scene said that strong winds were in fact the cause of both incidents. One of the drivers was transported to Sheridan Memorial Hospital with Injuries.

Winds as strong as 75 miles per hour were recorded in Sheridan County on Wednesday around 5:00 PM.

South-bound traffic on I-90 was diverted to WY-338, commonly known as Decker Road. Traffic heading north was slowed and narrowed to one lane.

As of 11:00 PM on Wednesday, crews were still working to clear the wreckage.

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