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Powerful winds cause semi truck to flip on Interstate 5

Over the weekend, a sudden and powerful wind surge toppled a semi truck on Interstate 5 in Sacramento, creating a harrowing scene caught on a Tesla's dash cam.

The moment: On February 4, amidst windy conditions, a semi truck was seen with its hazard lights on, moving slowly in the left lane. The vehicle was lifted by the wind and flipped onto its side, crossing all lanes of the road before coming to a halt. A nearby car managed to swerve away at the last moment, narrowly avoiding the falling truck.

The aftermath: After witnessing the incident, the dash cam owner stopped his car and rushed to assist the semi truck driver. The condition of the truck driver is not detailed in the reports, and the California Highway Patrol has not released information on any injuries resulting from the event.

Wider impact: The strong winds didn't only disrupt the semi truck. Multiple vehicles were reported to be affected by the severe weather conditions as recorded in the California Highway Patrol's call logs for the incident.

The lanes were blocked by the overturned semi, but subsequent actions by authorities to clear the area and investigate further have not been specified in the sources.

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