Wreck slows traffic near downtown Amarillo, high winds to blame

Wreck slows traffic near downtown Amarillo, high winds to blame

AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - High winds caused a semi-truck traveling near downtown Amarillo to lose balance and overturn Tuesday evening, according to the Amarillo Police Department.

The semi was southbound on Interstate 27 and took the exit for Interstate 40 West when the truck overturned. The driver of the semi, who remains unidentified, was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Nobody else was injured in the wreck.

The truck is still overturned as of 9:00 P.M. Tuesday. Traffic crews remain on scene to divert drivers from the area. The I-27/I-40 W on ramp remains closed.

Tuesday's winds gusted around 40 miles per hour.

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