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High Wind Causing Dangers


Last updated 12/3/2016 at 3:58pm

Although the 'High Wind Warning' has been cancelled for the area, it is possible that gusts could strengthen overnight. Problems have been caused in other areas of the county, with two fatalities reported on I-10. Strong winds have been put forward as a possible cause.

Three separate big rigs overturned on the westbound side of Interstate 10 near Mecca Saturday morning. One semitrailer was reported overturned just east of the Cactus City rest area around 5 a.m with the other reported as overturned less than a mile away from the first. Word about the location of the third is still to be officially reported.

Officials are not sure if the rollovers are related to each other but think strong winds could have been a factor.

Riverside County Fire Department Hazardous Materials Team and County Environmental Health Officials are on scene working to remove a diesel fuel spill from one of the saddle tanks on the big rig.

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