Monday, January 19, 2009

Dust Storm Causes 14-Car Pileup On I-70

2 Killed 6 Semitrailers, 8 Cars Involved In Crash

Blowing winds, low visibility, and "brownout" conditions are to blame for a massive pileup on Interstate 70 in eastern Colorado that has killed two people.The crash on westbound I-70, 15 miles east of Limon, involves eight passenger cars and six semitrailers, according to the Colorado State Patrol.Several people are injured but the exact number is not known at this time. The crash occurred at 1 p.m. near mile marker 374. Both eastbound and westbound I-70 between Limon and Burlington has been closed due to the crash, the blowing dust and extremely high winds, CDOT said. I-70 is not expected to reopen until well past midnight, CDOT said.

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