Winds topple several big rigs on 14 Freeway in Mojave Desert

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Several big trucks were blown over along the 14 Freeway in the Mojave Desert due to high winds on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015.

At least half a dozen big rigs were knocked over by high winds on the 14 Freeway in the Mojave Desert Tuesday morning, California Highway Patrol officials said.

The 14 Freeway was shut down between Avenue D in Lancaster to the Los Angeles-Kern County line after the gusting winds toppled the trucks. No injuries were reported. The freeway was later reopened.

The 14 Freeway has since reopened to passenger vehicles only. High-profile vehicles are also not being allowed on a section of State Route 58.

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The National Weather Service posted high wind warnings and advisories due to strong west-to-northwest winds sweeping through the region through Wednesday.

Forecasters said gusts in the mountains and Antelope Valley could reach 60 mph.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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