Truckers Get Caught In Mother Nature’s Wrath Across Central U.S.
Clark County, Missouri – As severe weather continues to pound much of the central U.S. and into the Plains, truckers continue to battle with mother nature.
Flooding has been a major challenge in states like Missouri and Arkansas as heavy rains have created historic flooding in some parts.
On Wednesday, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office posted photos to its Facebook page of a trucker caught in the rising flood waters along Highway 61 in Alexandria, Missouri.
According to a report by local news outlet WGEM, witnesses said the truck driver ignored road closure barriers and proceeded into the flood waters.
Authorities cited the truck driver for failure to obey traffic signs.
Another trucker had to be rescued by inflatable boat after he veered into several feet of water on the side of Highway 61, about 5 miles north of Canton, 1 mile north of Fenway Landing.
The incident happened on Tuesday evening, according to authorities.
On Memorial Day, dozens of tornadoes were reported from Iowa and Minnesota to Indiana, as well as in northeast Colorado and western Nebraska.
On Monday night, the devastating tornadoes shifted into Ohio.
According to numerous reports, high winds struck the Love’s Truck Stop off Route 23 in Circleville, Ohio, resulting in at least two semi trucks blowing over.
Officials said five tornados blew through the state on Monday killing at least one person.