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High winds responsible for several I-80 rollovers


Stephen McKay

On I-80 these two semis rolled over within a couple of hundred yards of each other.

High winds in Sidney and the surrounding area made travel unpleasant and dangerous Monday and Tuesday.

One semi blew over on Interstate 80 on Monday, according to the Nebraska State Patrol. Three more semis and two campers were toppled on the Interstate in Cheyenne County on Tuesday.

Another semi was blown into the median on the same day.

Although there had been no additional wind related incidents in the county at press time, the Cheyenne County Sheriff's office asked citizens to avoid all unnecessary travel as long as high winds continue.

"We're asking drivers to be extremely careful,...

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