About 25 hurt in Mojave Desert dust storm pileup

Posted at 5:19 PM, Mar 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-28 20:58:29-04

LUCERNE VALLEY, Calif. - A dust storm in the Southern California desert has caused a massive highway pileup that left about 25 people with minor injuries.

The California Highway Patrol says wind-whipped dust blinded drivers on Highway 247 around 3:30 p.m. Monday in Lucerne Valley.

The CHP says at least 15 vehicles, including two big-rig trucks, were involved in the Mojave Desert crash.

The accident has closed about 15 miles of the highway, about 80 miles northeast of Los Angeles.