Just before 11 AM on Thursday, April 7, emergency crews were called to the scene of a single-vehicle accident on Highway 70 approximately two miles east of Broken Bow. A semi hauling an empty cargo trailer was traveling east on Highway 70 when gusty winds pushed the tractor-trailer over and into the south ditch.
Both the trailer and semi tipped onto the passenger side with the trailer sliding further into the deep embankment. The cab of the semi remained on the road, partially blocking the east-bound lane. The trailer and cab remained connected during the accident.
The driver was treated at the scene before electing not to be transported to the hospital. Traffic was reduced to one lane before crews were able to move the cab off of the road.
Broken Bow Fire and EMS and the Custer County Sheriff’s Office assisted at the scene.
According to the National Weather Service, gusts measured at the Broken Bow Municipal Airport were around 63 MPH at the time of the accident.