Ky. truck drivers deal with dangerously high winds

Ky. truck drivers deal with dangerously high winds
Published: Mar. 3, 2023 at 10:27 PM EST
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SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Friday’s high winds were a major issue for truck drivers. Several semi-trucks overturned on the interstate.

One caused a major backup on I-64 in Lexington.

Eric Kahn has been driving trucks for over 20 years. He hopes the moment he toppled over is a fear he’ll never feel again.

“I was on the ramp. I was less than six miles from the house. All of a sudden, a gust of wind came, picked my tractor up and my trailer, threw everything that I had in there on top of my body. Like I said, I’m lucky to be alive right now,” Kahn said.

Kahn’s semi flipped on the exit ramp to Exit 69 eastbound on I-64 in Georgetown. About four miles down the interstate, several semis on their sides near the Scott-Fayette line.

“I just didn’t see it coming,” Kahn said. “Because all the bad wind had subsided from Elizabethtown, it had just slowed down, and I as in a best case scenario. I’m home. I’m home.”

For Kahn, it is a lesson he will never forget, and he hopes other drivers take caution when driving through strong gusty winds.