PHILIP, S.D. – (DRG News) One of the mishaps caused by winds yesterday occurred in Haakon County–as an empty cattle hauler was overturned on Highway 73 north of Philip. The Haakon County Sheriff’s Office says the semi blew over Thursday morning about 8:30 a.m. The truck had been northbound and winds tipped it-resulting in the semi blocking both lanes of Highway 73. Responders were able to disconnect the tractor from the trailer and a local rancher pulled the cab back up onto its wheels and moved it from the road. The trailer was then pulled off into the ditch and the road was reopened. The driver was not hurt and damages to the semi are believed to be in excess of $10,000. Besides the Sheriff’s Office, other agencies responding yesterday included the Philip Police Department and Philip Fire Department.
A few of the other wind related semi accidents occurred in Jones and Mellette counties yesterday.
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