'No Visibility' Dust Storm Causes Collisions in Illinois

A large crash prompted Illinois State Police to close all lanes of Interstate 55 in northern Montgomery County on Monday, May 1.

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

The National Weather Service said a combination of newly plowed fields and gusty northwest winds produced a dust storm in the area at the time of the crash. Credit: @Honeydipped_1 via Storyful

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- There's a semi behind us now.

- Cannot see a thing.

- Look at this.

- What is happening?

- Oh, shit.

- Oh, shit.

- This is bananas.

- Oh, my god. We can't see anything.


- Oh, my god!

- Oh, Jesus.

- Oh, my god! Oh, my god!

- Pay atten-- pay attention! Right there in front of us!

- I see. Oh, my god. Oh, my god.

- Pay attention to me.

- I-- girl, I got it.

- Right here, [? Shauni. ?]

- Oh, you see those people?

- Yes.

- This truck stops behind us. Just creep. Creep right behind this car.

- Yep.


- Oh, god.

- Please, God. Please, God.

- We can't-- this is crazy. This is worse than fog.

- Oh, shit.

- It is pitch black right here. [INAUDIBLE].

- We could see a little bit.


We could see a little bit. There's a little clearance right here.

- He's-- what is he doing? Trying to get some help? Nope.

- We can't even see-- look at that. You can't even see there's a whole fire truck right there.