High winds overturn big rig

High winds overturn big rigThis Northbound nearly 75 foot big rig overturned just South of Pearsonville, due to high winds reportedly reaching a velocity up to 75 miles per hour gusts. The rig slid sideways off the highway coming to rest some 20 feet down an embankment. No injuries were reported. According the Caltrans, the highway was officially closed to high profile vehicles but many truckers took the risk. 70 plus rigs were parked in the vicinity of Pearsonville awaiting the winds to subside. — Photo By Laura Austin

Story First Published: 2021-03-19