Amazon Prime truck File photo. Photo Credit: Elvert Barnes (Flickr).

File photo of an Amazon Prime semi-truck. Photo Credit: Elvert Barnes (Flickr).

Winds around 100 miles per hour hit northern Colorado and Wyoming on Wednesday, resulting in a ski resort being shut down, multiple power outages, and chaos on the roads. The weather event served as a reminder of just how serious winds can get in the Centennial State.

One key concern that comes along with strong winds is the impact on road travel, particularly when strong winds hit high-profile vehicles, such as semi-trucks. It's crucial to heed wind warnings and to avoid underestimating the associated risks. It's also important to be aware of how winds may be effecting other vehicles on the road.

First published in January 2020, the video below was captured by multi-media freelance journalist Daryl Orr (@WxTrackerDaryl) as strong winds hit an Amazon Prime semi-truck near the Colorado-Wyoming border on Interstate 25.

View the video below and watch as the driver struggles to keep the vehicle on the road before ultimately failing.

If you're traveling around Colorado, regardless of the season, it's recommended that you check for potential warnings on the National Weather Service website, first.

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(2) comments


Interesting that the driver behind was filming while driving during these hairy conditions. Looks like the filmer was the driver not a passenger.

Wilderness Mike

The driver did an awesome job, keeping it upright.

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