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ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47) -- High winds are creating serious hazards for large trucks on interstates and freeways.

The Iowa Department of Transportation has asked truck drivers to postpone their commutes until safe travel conditions are restored.

Wind gusts exceeded 50 miles per hour Thursday, blowing snow across the roads. Drivers at truck stops in Stewartville talked about the dangers that come along with high winds.

"Like myself, I don't have much weight on it," said Randy Thompson, a driver for Hartland Lubricants. "So you can drift back and forth from lane to lane. It doesn't really throw you into a ditch or anything, it just moves the trailer back and forth, you can feel it."

Road conditions are expected to improve by Friday.

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