Drivers Stranded on Illinois Interstate Following Large Crash During Dust Storm

Drivers were stranded on an interstate in south-central Illinois on Monday, May 1, after a dust storm caused collisions.

Local media reported that the crash 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.

This footage was captured by Instagram user @howiefarmsmo, who said he filmed it while waiting “hours” on Interstate 55 on Monday.

“I’ve been here for almost four hours now,” he told Storyful.

Police said they were working on establishing reunification points for stranded drivers on Monday. Credit: @howiefarmsmo via Storyful

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