Wind gusts could reach 50 mph on Wednesday, Indiana Toll Road bans large semis

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Power outages are possible and driving could become dangerous as high winds blow through Michiana on Wednesday, March 16.

Winds of 35 to 45 mph with wind gusts of 50 mph or more could cause damage to power lines and trees, according to the National Weather Service. A wind advisory is in effect from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday in St. Joseph, LaPorte, Elkhart, Marshall and Kosciusko counties in Indiana and Cass, Berrien and St. Joseph counties in Michigan.

Because of the winds, triple tractor trailers, high profile long-double trailers and high profile oversize permit loads are banned from the Indiana Toll Road from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Low profile steel haulers are not included in the ban.

The Indiana Toll Road is encouraging all other drivers to be cautious while driving along the roadway on Wednesday because of the expected high winds.

News/Talk 95.3 MNC will be providing updates on air and online throughout Wednesday on wind damage and power outages.


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