State Troopers Urge Caution As High Winds Blow Over Semi Trucks, in Box Elder County
May 23, 2019, 3:48 PM
BOX ELDER COUNTY, Utah — Utah Highway Patrol urged caution to drivers of high-profile vehicles, after high winds were blamed for pushing two semi trucks off the road, on the southbound side of I-15, just south of Honeyville.
Dozens of drivers at rest stops and exits just south of there decided to wait out the morning wind storm.
“It’s pretty shaky. You can feel the wind blowing, definitely, and you have to struggle to stay in the lanes a little bit,” Wendell Thayne, a driver from Idaho said. “It’s always better to be safe, because you can always explain being late, than you can being blown off the road and that can come back an haunt you if you’re blown off the road.”
Semi drivers weren’t the only ones playing it safe, however. Tom Pooler and his wife are headed to a wedding in Boise, but driving a 40 foot RV, they decided not to take any chances.
Pooler says he pulled over when he noticed the semi trucks lining up.
“These guys aren’t going to stop unless it’s pretty bad, so you kind of watch them, and do what they do,” Pooler said. “Coming out of Salt Lake, it hit pretty hard and rocked us pretty good a couple of spots. It wasn’t real bad, just the wind warnings up here got worse.”