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Wind gust knocks semi over

The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating a crash after a wind gust blew a semi over on I-80...
The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating a crash after a wind gust blew a semi over on I-80 east of North Platte.(Beatriz Reyna)
Updated: May. 12, 2021 at 8:01 PM CDT
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - Traffic on Interstate 80 eastbound at North Platte was reduced to one lane for a short time Wednesday after wind gust knocks over a semi.

It happened around 3:30 p.m. about a mile east of North Platte.

The Nebraska State Patrol said the semi was eastbound when the wind gust pushed the semi into the median. The driver tried to recover, but couldn’t.

Troopers say the semi was partially blocking the passing lane. The driver and his co-driver were taken to Great Plains Health for an evaluation.

It’s unclear if the driver was distracted at the time of the accident.

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