Strong, gusty winds that reached up to 50 mph wreaked temporary havoc on I-15 near Point of the Mountain Saturday evening.
According to a Utah Highway Patrol spokesman, five cars were blown off the road, and an empty semi-trailer truck and a two-ton truck loaded with furniture both tipped over. No injuries were reported and no estimates were available on damage to the vehicles.A Pacific cold front started pushing through the Wasatch Front area in midafternoon, according to Peter Wilensky of the National Weather Service.
While no roads were closed because of the winds, the UHP hotline cautioned motorists to be careful - especially those in either high-profile or very light vehicles.
Wilensky said the front was moving southeast across Utah, accompanied by gusty, southerly winds that occasionally reached 55-60 mph. The winds, which were northwesterly behind the cold front, were expected to last for several hours and then diminish to 15-20 mph Sunday.