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Truck Drivers Say Don't Take Winds Lightly

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The National Weather Service says driving tomorrow morning might be impossible in some parts. The Highway Patrol is recommending no travel, and they say it's safer to be off the roads. But, if you have to be out take all the normal winter precautions.

Truck drivers describe high wind speeds as scary and dangerous. One driver told reporter Nicole Johnson, when winds start to pick up, he can tell even the difference between five and ten miles per hour, and any winds above 40 shouldn't be driven in.

Professional driver Chris Moore has lots of advice for fellow motorists. "You pull over, you stop. Just use common sense just like if you have a car," Moore says. "You worry about the people around you, because it's not so much you or the equipment, but it's people who have kids, your family, other people's family. Pull over, get off the roads. You stay and sit at a truck stop and you have a salad."

Trucker Harvey Seydel echoed those sentiments. "Just be careful," he said. "Think of your family!"

"It's no different than hard rain," Moore explains. "Same thing. Pull over, get off the roads. There's no reason to risk your life or anyone else's life for it!"

Regardless of what you are driving, these truckers speak from years of experience when they say winds are not something to take lightly.

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