A tractor-trailer overturned onto a passing SUV on Interstate 4 in Florida late on October 18 as storms prompted tornado warnings in several areas, including parts of Polk County. Westbound lanes of the interstate were closed for a number of hours
This was one of two such incidents. A second tractor-trailer overturned near Lakeland, Florida, according to local reports.
As strong winds swept the state, authorities also reported downed power lines and damage to mobile homes in nearby Pinellas County, according to local media.
This video shows police and emergency services responding at the scene of an overturned truck.
Tornado watches remained in place for west-central and southwest Florida, the National Weather Service reported on October 19. Credit: Wesley Grimes via Storyful