SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — A traveler on Interstate 90 reported multiple semi-trucks down on the interstate between Sioux Falls and Mitchell as of 5:45 p.m. today.
The South Dakota Highway Patrol has responded to more than a dozen overturned semis on Interstate 90 and Interstate 29, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.
There were seven semis blown off the road in Union County on I-29, according to the DPS. Another five were reported as overturned on I-29 in Lincoln County and Minnehaha County.
An overturned semi was reported in a construction zone in McCook County. I-90 needed to be detoured because of that overturned semi, the DPS said.
At least two semis were overturned on I-90 in Minnehaha County, according to the DPS.
The storm that covered much of southeastern South Dakota had wind gusts of at least 80 mph and reported gusts of 100 mph, according to KELOLAND meteorologists.
KELOLAND News got footage of a semi on its side on the interstate near Hartford. At least two semis were on their sides from Sioux Falls to Hartford.
The Coffee Cup Fuel Stop was damaged in the storm including broken windows.