6dead, dozens injured after dust storm causes ‘horrific’pile-up on Illinois’ I-55.

Six people atleast dead and dozens injured after a blinding dust Storm caused a multi – vehicle pale up late Monday morning south of Springfield, Illinois that Gov.J.B pritizker described as horrific.

Traffic on interstate 55 was shut down in both directions for nearly 30 miles.

Video images posted on twitter showed dozens of cars and tractor – trailers in dissary amid billowing smoke and dust on both sides of of the interstate.Flame were still visible from atleast one vehicle.one photo depicted an almost apocalyptic scene of burnt wreckage silhouetted against the haze.

“The cause of crashes is due to excessive winds farm blowing diet from firm feilds across the highway, leading to zero visibility ,’ Illinois State police maj.rayan starrick said at a news conference.accirding to him the exact number of fatalities would be released later in the day.

Just before 11a.m the pile up took place According to the Illinois Department of transportation.Central time near milepost 76 in south – central Illinois ‘ Montgomery County,promoting Authorities to close trafic between mileposts 52 and 80.

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