Parts of Interstate 35 in Oklahoma shut down by dust storm

FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: October 18, 2012 at 1:45 pm •  Published: October 18, 2012
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photo - Interstate 35 near Blackwell exit 222. Photo courtesy Tulsa World via the Blackwell Police Department
Interstate 35 near Blackwell exit 222. Photo courtesy Tulsa World via the Blackwell Police Department
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says Interstate 35 southbound is closed at State Highway 11 and I-35 northbound is shut down at U.S. 60 in Kay County in north-central Oklahoma by a multicar accident.

Troopers said high winds and blowing dust are causing near blackout conditions, with visibility less than 10 feet.

The patrol recommends motorists avoid the area until further notice.

Maximum recorded wind gusts

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