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High winds tip trucks near Longview
Published Tuesday, December 11, 2012 11:46AM MST
Last Updated Tuesday, December 11, 2012 12:04PM MST
RCMP in southern Alberta are dealing with four semi tractor-trailer rollovers on Highway 22 and say winds in the area are excessive.
The rollovers are on the highway between Maycroft and Highway 3 and police say truck drivers should avoid the area until the winds die down.
The winds are so strong that RCMP officers are having a hard time staying on their feet to investigate the crashes and assist the truckers.
The occupants of the trucks have reported only minor injuries so far.
Environment Canada has issued a wind warning for the Crowsnest Pass, Pincher Creek and Waterton Lakes areas and says gusts could exceed 100 km/h by noon.
Conditions are expected to improve by Tuesday afternoon.