(February 28, 2019) — The California Highway Patrol issued the photo below of an overturned travel trailer on U.S. 395 in eastern California.
High winds along U.S. Highway 395 caused the trailer to overturn at approximately 2:10 p.m. today near Independence. A high profile vehicle prohibition was in effect along U.S.-395 from Pearsonville, California, north to the California/Nevada state line. Winds in excess of 60 mph had been recorded along the highway.
If you plan to drive the route this week, check for wind warnings before heading off. Whenever high winds occur, pull off and wait until they subside. If not, what you see here could happen — a great way to spoil a trip.
And let this be another reminder of why it’s never a good idea to allow passengers to ride in a towable RV when it’s in transit.