Interstate 70 Closed Due To Multiple Semi Trucks Blown Over – 8/13/2019

Winds approaching 80mph blew through Ellis County leading to multiple semi trucks being blown over on I-70. Reports from Kansas State Patrol indicated that up to 20 semis were blown over across Ellis County. No word on the status of any of the drivers. Traffic was stopped in both directions between Ellis and Hays.

KSP closed I-70 between Wakenney and Hays due to the semis and powerlines being down.

Video package contains footage of seven of those rigs. This footage was shot before it got dark, so daytime footage of these semi crashes.
Shot Description

Scene 1: Wide shot of two semis overturned on westbound I-70.

Scene 2: Shot of semi with white cab on its side on westbound I-70.

Scene 3: Semi with black cab blown over on I-70.

Scene 4: Shot with the two semis turned over.

Scene 5-6: Side shots of of blown over semis.

Scene 7: Semi with red cab blown over on I-70 west of Hays.

Scene 8: Shot of severely damaged trailer under a bridge with another semi blown over in the background.

Scene 9: Tight shot of severely damaged trailer under the bridge with cop on scene.

Scene 10-12: Upright semi blown off eastbound I-70 well off the side of the highway.

Scene 13-14: Semi that was jack-knifed west of Hays.

Scene 15: POV driving shot in heavy rains and traffic on I-70.

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