Blowing Dust Lowers Visibility on I-55 in South Illinois

A large crash prompted Illinois State Police to close all southbound and northbound lanes of Interstate 55 in Montgomery County on Monday, May 1, amid reports of dusty conditions in the area.

The crash was reported to have involved multiple vehicles and occurred near Farmersville, outside of Springfield.

The National Weather Service said a combination of newly plowed fields and gusty northwest winds created a dust storm in the area at the time of the crash.

Video taken by Marc Camp shows the dust cloud hovering over I-55 on Monday. Credit: Marc Camp via Storyful

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