Dust storm causes Southern California pile-up

Mar 28, 2016 10:06 PM by Debbie Cobb

LUCERNE VALLEY, Calif. (AP) - A dust storm in the Southern California desert has caused a massive highway pileup that left about 25 people with minor injuries.

The California Highway Patrol says wind-whipped dust blinded drivers on Highway 247 around 3:30 p.m. Monday in Lucerne Valley.

The CHP says at least 15 vehicles, including two big-rig trucks, were involved in the Mojave Desert crash.

The accident has closed about 15 miles of the highway, about 80 miles northeast of Los Angeles.


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