High winds caused a ten-car crash on I-80 in Nebraska that killed two people this morning. The Iowa State Patrol’s Robert Hansen says drivers of high-profile vehicles should be particularly alert at times like this. That includes people driving or towing a motor home, commercial semi drivers, and anyone with a vehicle that’s high up off the ground. Hansen says the gusty winds pose a hazard to motorcyclists, too, and he says anyone who can put off travel would find it a good day to do that.Hansen says drivers should reduce speed, and particularly be on guard for crosswinds from the south if they’re driving east or west. If you’re towing something, the wind can catch it and push the trailer around. And though weekend rains cut our risk of blowing soil, Hansen says even on a paved road, dust can cut your visibility.As windy as it is, dry gravel roads parallel to the highway will let dust blow across other roads. Interstate-80’s still closed in central Nebraska, and the high winds aren’t expected to die down until sundown.
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