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

dot Winds Topple 3 Tractor Trailers; NH Highway Closed Temporarily

Three tractor-trailers toppled in high winds in New Hampshire (Image from NH DOT)

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.

nhcruiser Winds Topple 3 Tractor Trailers; NH Highway Closed Temporarily

A tractor-trailer blew over onto a NH State Police cruiser in high winds (Image from NH State Police)

Officials say the crashes damaged guardrails along the highway.

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