Santa Ana Winds Topple Big Rigs on Freeway

As forecasters predicted, a new round of Santa Ana winds began whipping through Southern California on Wednesday, creating havoc on roadways.

One of the hardest hit was the 15 Freeway in Fontana, where three big rigs were blown over by 50 miles-per-hour gusts, police say. A fourth truck was caught on video trying to navigate the roadway as the wind lifted its back end a few feet off the pavement... The driver eventually gave up and stopped.

Traffic was backed up for several miles as emergency workers got the overturned trucks back up onto their wheels.

The National Weather Service has issued its first-ever "extreme red flag warning" for the area, saying the strong offshore winds could reach up to 80 miles per hour. The winds are being blamed for starting a new fire in Simi Valley, and are expected to hinder efforts to contain the other wildfires currently burning in California.

Make sure you're listening to KFI AM 640 for all of the latest information on all of the fires burning in California.

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