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Photos of a dust storm or haboob across the 15 freeway in Primm

PRIMM, NV (CAJONCRAWL.com) — A violent dust storm or a possible haboob near the California – Nevada border is blamed for causing several accidents and briefly shutting down the I-15 freeway Tuesday morning.

The intense dust storm was reported at about 11:00 am on January 14, 2020.

At about 11:00 am officers from the California Highway Patrol responded to reports of zero visibility and several non-injury crashes.

A wind advisory for the entire Barstow area was issued at 2:12 pm on Tuesday.

Check out the photos of the haboob near Primm, NV captured by Lavonne Russell:

15 freeway haboob primm dust storm
(photo by Lavonne Russell)
15 freeway haboob primm dust storm
(photo by Lavonne Russell)

Speeding while it’s windy is a surefire way to lose control of your car. Turn on your headlights and maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you. High winds may kick up dust and dirt suddenly and without warning, instantly hampering visibility on the road. Keep an eye out for larger vehicles.

A haboob is a violent and oppressive wind blowing in summer, especially in Sudan, bringing sand from the desert.

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