Blowing Dust Lowers Visibility in Western Kansas

Strong winds whipped up a dust storm in western Kansas on December 15, prompting warnings from local police to stay off highways amid reduced visibility.

Warnings for high winds were issued for several cities in the state, with wind gusts of up to 94 mph reported. Blowing dust reduced visibility to between one-quarter mile and one mile, according to the National Weather Service.

Jaclyn Liberator said she took this video while riding along Interstate 70 near Grinnell on Wednesday as low visibility brought traffic to a standstill.

“It’s like a tornado,” she says in the video. Credit: Jaclyn Liberator via Storyful

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