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Road restriction lifted, wind advisory still in place as strong winds move across Utah

Road restriction lifted, wind advisory still in place as strong winds move across Utah


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SALT LAKE CITY — A roadway restriction on I-80 was lifted Monday afternoon as a cold front brings high winds to Utah.

At 12:36 p.m. Utah Department of Transportation said that high-profile vehicles were prohibited from driving on I-80 in both directions in Tooele County between Wendover and Lake Point. The wind knocked over at least one semitruck, according to a tweet from the Utah Highway Patrol. Roadway restrictions were lifted around 1:50 p.m. for high-profile vehicles in from Wendover to Lake Point in Tooele County.

The National Weather Service Salt Lake City office issued a wind advisory Tuesday morning that is expected to last until 5 p.m. MDT. Drivers should expect strong crosswinds with gusts up to 63 mph on I-80 between Wendover and Grantsville, and I-84 between Snowville and Tremonton. Blowing dust could also cause low visibility conditions on I-80 and state Route 30, the advisory said.

Utah County could also see up to 60 mph gusts, the weather office said.

Outdoor objects should be secured and drivers should use caution in windy areas.

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