Dust storm, accidents close I-10

Staff

October 4, 2011 - 2:04 pm
At least 30 vehicles were involved in crashes on I-10 in Pinal County as a result of a dust storm. File photo.

At least 30 vehicles were involved in a series of crashes in both the eastbound and westbound lanes of Interstate 10 near Picacho Peak, Arizona Department of Public Safety reported at about 1:30 p.m. today.

I-10 is closed in both directions. State Route 79 is recommended as an alternate.

Though numbers haven’t been confirmed, DPS believes more than 15 people could be seriously injured.

Both commercial and passenger vehicles are involved in the collisions. Responding officers report zero visibility due to an intense dust storm that was moving through the area. DPS does not know when I-10 will be opened.

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