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Casper gusts fell semitrailer in Casper; wind warning in effect

2014-01-03T15:30:00Z 2014-01-03T18:06:04Z Casper gusts fell semitrailer in Casper; wind warning in effectBy MEGAN CASSIDY Star-Tribune staff writer Casper Star-Tribune Online

A 33,000-pound semitrailer fell victim to severe winds in Casper at about 9:30 this morning.

The accident occurred just west of McKinley Street on Wyoming Boulevard. The 18-wheeler was headed westbound and was knocked onto its side. No injuries were reported and no other vehicles were involved.

The National Weather Service out of Riverton has issued a high wind warning for the lower elevations of Natrona County, in effect until 5 p.m. today. Meteorologist Kevin Lynott said southwest winds were sustained at about 40 mph, and gusts clocked in at up to 70 mph.

Check back for more on this story.

Reach crime reporter Megan Cassidy at 307-266-0534 or megan.cassidy@trib.com. Follow her on Twitter @meganrcassidy.

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    Sassy - January 03, 2014 6:29 pm
    Your're not alone in your wish
  2. Wyopoke
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    Wyopoke - January 03, 2014 6:21 pm
    If only they would put signs warning of high wind gusts at each end of outer drive....
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    PokesnBroncos - January 03, 2014 4:34 pm
    I'm just glad I don't have to wear a toupee.
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