Severe Wind Gusts Flip Tractor Trailer On SB I-75 10-27-2010 - WNEM TV 5

Severe Wind Gusts Flip Tractor Trailer On SB I-75 10-27-2010

BAY COUNTY, Mich.A tractor-trailer overturned Tuesday afternoon on southbound Interstate 75 near the Beaver Road exit in Bay County.
The Bay County Sheriff's Department said the truck was empty and crossing an overpass when the wind caught it and tossed it on its' side.
The responding fire department said the driver of the rig was taken to the hospital. That person's condition is not known at this time.
Authorities said the wind made it difficult to upright the truck.
"It sounds like he caught wind coming over the top of the overpass," said Kawkawlin Fire Department Capt. D.J. Randall. "It is extremely windy on this part of I-75, it's even hard for me to walk because right across this open field and the wind is just blowing over [the overpass]."
Southbound I-75 north of Beaver Road was reopened to traffic around 4:30 p.m.
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