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US: Dust storms cause road chaos in Nebraska

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    Authorities in eastern Nebraska, United States, say one person has died after a dust storm triggered a 29-vehicle accident along a major highway.

    The Nebraska State Patrol said visibility was reduced to nearly zero on Sunday as dust blew in from farm fields along Interstate 80 near York.

    A cold, dry April had left the soil in the fields incredibly dry. As the farmers tilled the soil in preparation for planting, the wind picked up.

    Gusts of over 90k/ph kicked the dusty soil into the atmosphere, creating dust storms which greatly reduced the visibility.

    The patrol said the conditions caused a chain-reaction crash that injured 15 people, including one person who was flown to hospital in Lincoln.

    A patrol spokesman confirmed later that one of the injured died on Monday.

    The dust storms were blamed for a number of accidents in Nebraska and South Dakota.

    View the original article: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/05/dust-storms-road-chaos-nebraska-180501100409418.html

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera and news agencies

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