Watch: Minnesota state trooper knocked over by wind gust

Minnesota residents weathering a snowstorm had it rough Thursday, but a Minnesota State Patrol trooper was blown away by it.

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Dashcam video caught the trooper, who was directing traffic, getting knocked to the ground by a strong wind gust in southern Minnesota on Thursday morning, WCCO reported.

Wind: 1. Trooper: 0, the Minnesota State Patrol joked on Twitter.

The trooper was directing traffic in Jackson County around a jackknifed tractor-trailer when he was caught by the wind and blown across the highway, the television station reported.

The trooper was sent sprawling to the ground, and while his dignity might have been bruised, he was not hurt, KSTP reported.

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