The Utah Highway Patrol (UHP) said at least 45 semitrucks were blown over by the windstorm, including several high-profile vehicles.
A trooper from the UHP captured video of a truck tipping over on Interstate 15.
UHP Lt. Nick Street told KJZZ-TV that four truck drivers were taken to hospitals with injuries.
Officials said that drivers were ignoring restrictions in place for high-profile vehicles due to the gusty winds.
Those winds in excess of 90 mph downed trees and damaged property around Salt Lake City.
Rocky Mountain Power told FOX13 it has restored power for more than 100,000 customers who lost service, but more than 66,000 still remain without power as of Thursday morning.
“Restoration efforts continue around the clock. Customers without service should prepare to be without power through the night and into Thursday,” a message on Rocky Mountain Power’s website said.
Farmington City declared a state of emergency on Wednesday after the winds caused severe property damage and killed at least one person.
Truck driver Donald Hardy, 61, was delivering a shipment from Tennessee to a business in South Salt Lake when the wind knocked him to the ground.
The South Salt Lake Fire Department told FOX13 the cargo door on Hardy’s semitruck thrust open suddenly due to the wind, causing him to hit his head on the pavement
His wife, Alissa-Joy Hardy, witnessed the deadly incident, calling it a “freak accident.” Hardy and her husband had been living on the road for the past 15 months, according to FOX13.
“We lived in a truck smaller than a tiny house. We were together 24 hours a day, 365 days a year,” she told FOX13. “His feet were flying like a kite…He was dead instantly.”
The early season winter storm that brought snow, record cold temperatures and gusty winds over parts of the Rockies and Central High Plains is finally easing up.
The blast of Arctic air is now starting to moderate and rebound to more seasonal highs Friday through the weekend.
Fox News’ Janice Dean, James Rogers, and the Associated Press contributed to this report.