Dust Storm Lowers Visibility on I-55 in South Illinois

Illinois State Police closed the southbound and northbound lanes of Interstate 55 in Montgomery County on Tuesday, May 2, amid dusty conditions.

A stretch of Interstate 55 was also closed on May 1, as police said at least six people were killed in numerous crashes that occurred during a dust storm south of Springfield.

The National Weather Service said a combination of newly plowed fields and gusty northwest winds created a dust storm in the area at the time of the crashes.

Video taken by Deion Broxton shows a dust cloud cloud hovering over I-55 on Tuesday.

Illinois State Police urged caution as they reopened I-55 between mileposts 63 and 82 late Tuesday afternoon. Credit: Deion Broxton via Storyful

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