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High winds topple semi truck in Gardnervile

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A trucker avoided injury when his big rig blew over on Highway 395 south of Gardnerville.
Brad Coman |

A truck driver escaped without injury after a semi was blown over south of Gardnerville on Thursday afternoon.

Wind knocked the trailer over at 1 p.m. Thursday when 85 mph gusts were blowing through Gardnerville.

The toppled semi closed the northbound lanes of Highway 395 near the Wa She Shu Casino and Truck Plaza. Traffic was diverted through the parking lot of the casino for several hours.

“It took awhile to get a heavy-duty truck there to upright it because we had several overturned trucks in the area,” Nevada Highway Patrol Spokesman Dan Gordon said.

Unlike Washoe Valley, where high winds often topple trucks, there are no wind restrictions on Highway 395 between Gardnerville and the Pine Nuts.

Mono County also reported several big rigs were toppled Thursday south of Bridgeport.