COLUMBUS, Neb. -- Authorities in Platte County responded to a rollover accident Tuesday night. 

The Platte County Sheriff's Office said that around 8:25 p.m., they responded to the intersection of Highway 81 and the Lost Creek Parkway regarding a semi-tractor/trailer rollover accident. 

Authorities said that the driver of the 1998 Peterbilt truck, a 31-year-old Missouri man, had been traveling southbound on Highway 81 en route to Cargill in Schuyler with a load of cattle. 

Officials said that as the driver was turning onto Lost Creek Parkway, a strong gust of wind caught his trailer, causing the truck and trailer to blow over onto its side. 

Platte County Sheriff Ed Wemhoff said that the driver was not injured during the accident. 

Authorities said that at the time of the accident, wind gusts were 40 to 50 miles per hour, and the semi was loaded with 42 head of cattle at the time of the accident. 

Officials said that the northbound Highway 81 lane remained closed for about 3 hours due to clean-up and the removal of the cattle. 

Authorities said that the total loss of property has been estimated at about $200,000. 

The Sheriff's Office was assisted on the scene, and with traffic control, by the Columbus Fire Department, Columbus Police Department and Behlen Towing. 

In the press release, the Sheriff's Office said they would like to send a special "thank you" out to local cattle feeders, Jim Klug, and the others associated with the extrication and hauling away of the cattle from the accident.