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Semitrucks back on the road after several hour delay

Semitrucks back on the road after...

PUEBLO, Colo. - The winds proved dangerous for semitruck drivers as several overturned on Monday because of it's intensity.

High- profile vehicles were asked to get off of the Interstate 25 in Pueblo for several hours.

It put many truck driver behind schedule on delivering their loads, and missing out on a portion of their paycheck this week.

Dozens of truck drivers filled the Pueblo Greyhound Park waiting for the go ahead to get back on the road.

"It was blowing me into the left lane... and then I saw where I had to get off and come over here," truck driver Allen Gainer said.

Gainer waited at least eight hours Monday. He was on his way to Oklahoma and would have been there in the time he waited if it weren't for the wind.

"Why would I risk hurting your family, his family, whoever, when I can be there tomorrow and I'll be alive?" Gainer said.

Drivers say the feel of driving the semitrucks in the wind is unlike anything else.

"It's not like hitting a bump, it's actually picking it up," Gainer said. "Where the wind is coming underneath it, there's nothing you can do if that happens."

Even though many drivers lost money during the wait, they say it's worth it.

"Do you want to take a chance on trying to deliver a load, or pulling it over? You may not be making money for the week, at least you're still alive," one driver said.
 


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