Semi trailer overturns dumping salvage material, closing ramp to I-44 W

Joplin Police believe wind was a factor in the crash. Wind advisory until noon today, gusts up to 45 mph
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JOPLIN, Mo. — Just before 7:45 a.m. on Friday morning a semi truck hauling a trailer with salvage materials overturned on the west bound ramp to I-44 from MO-43.

Joplin Police responded to secure the area. The ramp is currently closed as M&M Wrecker work to clear the debris and upright the trailer.

The trailer is hauling recycled materials (metal).  Joplin Police believe wind is a factor in this crash.

There is a wind advisory in effect until noon today/Friday with gusts up to 45 mph according to the National Weather Service:

“Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.” — NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPRINGFIELD

The semi/tractor stayed upright while the trailer overturned. The driver was not injured.

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