Twenty-vehicle accident closes I-80

Nebraska I-80 Pileup: Dust Storm Causes 20-Vehicle Crash, 15 People Hospitalized

Nebraska State Patrol says high winds kicked up dust from nearby fields and created zero-visibility conditions.

The patrol says the conditions caused a chain-reaction crash that injured 15 people, including one person who was flown to a Lincoln hospital. Fifteen others were injured and transported to the hospital.

Winds were gusting out of the south about 45 miles per hour when the crash occurred, according to the National Weather Service. As farmers tilled the soil in preparation for planting, the wind picked up. All lanes of I-80 were reopened by approximately 8 p.m.

Officials from the Hall, Hamilton, and York county sheriffs' offices were present at the time of the accident for response and traffic control, along with multiple rescue crews.

Similar winds are forecast for Monday, so travelers could face a repeat of Sunday.

Thick dust storms have made driving very unsafe in Midwest states.

Here's an idea of what it looks like, high winds, dry soil, creating a very unsafe situation.

Aurora, for instance, has received only 0.58 inches of rain this month, while an average month would have brought 2.6 inches by now.

According to Wright, unusually cool temperatures caused the dry weather, and the chilly start to spring has concealed the storms that normally would carry heavy rains with them.

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