Dust Storm Creates Blackout Conditions, Accidents In South Dakota

 Wednesday, May 9, 2018

 Argus Leader

It may be 80 degrees outside, but even without snow, South Dakota still has ways to make driving as unpleasant as possible. A Facebook post from the South Dakota Highway Patrol said multiple car crashes occurred west of Miller on Sunday when zero visibility conditions suddenly arose due to ... dirt. The post said high winds combined with freshly plowed fields nearby led to "blackout conditions" across a two-mile stretch of road. A picture included in the post also showed more than a foot of dirt drifting around a car that had crashed into a fence.