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NWS provides dust storm safety tips

The clouds rolling over the prairie over these most unpleasant few days  have been brown instead of the usual grey. Filled with roiling dirt from dry soil, strong winds have sand blasted the area, bringing up remembrances of dust bowl years.
Safe driving during dust storms means pulling off of the highway and turning all lights off because the natural inclination of drivers during low visibility is to follow the tail lights.
Low visibility due to blowing dust is very dangerous for highway travelers and was the complicating factor during the three incidents involving 10 vehicle wrecks in Barton County ...

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