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High winds boosting rollover risk for truckers in Southwest

May 11, 2022

Truckers will have to battle wind gusts exceeding 50 mph Wednesday and possibly Thursday across the Four Corners region and other parts of the Southwest. This will increase the risk of rollovers not only for drivers who are deadheading (hauling empty dry van or temperature-controlled trailers), but even for drivers carrying full truckloads of freight.

Target areas

Gusts will range from 45 to 55 mph in many portions of southeastern California, including Barstow; southern Nevada, including Las Vegas; much of Arizona, except Phoenix and Tucson; as well as most of New Mexico, Utah and Colorado. Winds could reach 60 mph in some isolated spots.

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