SR14 reopened after 10-car crash

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A 10-car pile-up in a dust storm on Highway 14 in Mojave closed the highway.

California Highway Patrol officers tell 23ABC there are "brown out" conditions in the 55 mph sustained winds, kicking up a dust storm that has left the city and major thoroughfare with little to no visibility.

The crash happened before 8 a.m. Monday, but officers had a hard time finding all the cars involved because of the poor conditions and gusting winds. They are still canvassing the area to look for any other cars that may have crashed.

Officials at the Mojave CHP substation told 23ABC that the roadway was reopened at about 10:30 a.m.

Lauren Titus is on her way to the desert at this hour and we are working to have a live update from her at 11 a.m.

23ABC's Elaina Rusk will also have the latest on the conditions and what you can expect with these gusting winds for the rest of the day, and she'll explain how likely it is we will see a similar dust storm in the valley as well.


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