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Dust storm safety vital to remember

Be prepared


Monday’s  dust storm that cost a man’s life in Barton County is a vivid reminder of traffic safety in such situations.
Most drivers were not mentally prepared for the life-threatening travel conditions that existed when winds gusting to 64 mph blew through Barton County.
Several drivers stopped in the roadway and others didn’t pull their vehicles safely off the roadway. Another driver kept his emergency lights on.
Preparedness is the key.
Monday proved that dust storms strike with little warning, making driving conditions hazardous. Even in Kansas, a dust storm can blindside drivers on a highly-traveled highway ...


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