Strong winds blast Northern Utah, turn over semi

Monday , March 26, 2012 - 9:32 PM

A storage shed is torn apart by strong winds in Hooper today, March 26, 2012. (BRYAN...

Scott Schwebke

OGDEN — Northern Utah will continue to be buffeted by high winds and brief heavy rains this morning.

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The winds are related to showers and thunderstorms moving through Northern Utah, said Mike Conger, metrologist with the National Weather Service in Salt Lake City.

Winds were reported around 50 mph in Davis County between Bountiful and Centerville around 9 a.m. Snowbasin Ski Resort and Ogden Peak had gust of about 70 to 75 mph, and Sundance Ski Resort near Provo had gusts of 84 mph, said Conger.

The strong gusts will dissipate around mid-day as the storm moves out of the area.

Traffic is snarled after high winds toppled a semitrailer on southbound Interstate 15 in Utah County.

Utah Highway Patrol Corporal Todd Johnson says medical crews were called to the scene after the accident about 7:55 a.m. Monday, but it was unclear whether the driver was taken to the hospital.

Some lanes were blocked near the crash scene at Mile Marker 285.

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