High winds topple multiple big-rigs in Southern California

Brandon Vaccaro, Public Information Officer for California City Fire Rescue

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — The California Highway Patrol is advising motorists to avoid a stretch of the Mojave Desert in Southern California after dangerous winds caused several big rigs to topple over.

The incidents were reported Tuesday morning along northbound State Route 14 in the Antelope Valley Tuesday, according to Mojave CHP.

Officials have since shut down the northbound lanes, and there is no estimation when they will reopen.

The National Weather Service issued a high-wind warning for the Antelope Valley and Los Angeles County mountains through noon Wednesday. Gusts of up to 70-85 mph have been reported, according to the Mojave CHP.

“Winds this strong will be capable of downing trees and power lines,” the NWS reported. “These strong winds can make driving very dangerous…especially for high profile vehicles.”

Stay with KRON 4 News for more on this developing story.

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