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I-80 travel restriction lifted for semis, other high-profile vehicles, due to high winds

TOOELE, UT — High-profile vehicles, such as semi-trucks and trailers, are now able to travel in both directions on I-80 after restrictions were in place due to high winds. 

Drivers of high-profile vehicles were unable to travel between mileposts 0-99, or Wendover to Lake Point, in Tooele County.  

Wind gusts are reaching 55 miles per hour, with bursts hitting 63 mph on I-80 from Grantsville to Wendover, according to the National Weather Service. 

 

Utah Highway Patrol (UHP) has already responded to a rolled semi-truck on I-80 because of the high-speed winds. It’s unclear when the restriction will be lifted. UHP advises high-profile vehicle drivers to avoid Tooele County until the wind subsides.

 

Wind gusts are expected throughout the day. Authorities ask drivers to proceed with caution when driving in the area.