Winds topple 3 tractor-trailers; officials close NH highway

Courtesy: New Hampshire Department of Transportation

FRANCONIA, N.H. (AP) New Hampshire State Police temporarily closed a portion of Interstate 93 after strong winds overturned three tractor-trailers.

Authorities closed the northbound and southbound lanes of the highway in Franconia Notch around 4 p.m. Monday. State police say one of the trucks fell on a trooper's cruiser. The trooper inside the vehicle was not injured.

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation says the road has reopened but tractor-trailers are still being diverted.

Officials say the crashes damaged guardrails along the highway.

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