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Blowing dust shuts down I-10 near Arizona-New Mexico line

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Posted at 10:15 AM, Mar 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-31 15:40:12-04

Authorities in Arizona and New Mexico shut down both sides of Interstate 10 near the edge of both states because of high winds and blowing dust.

The closure affected the area from Lordsburg, New Mexico, to US 191, which is just west of Bowie, Arizona.

That area is composed of dry desert and has seen prior closures this year because of blowing dust. Officials say most of the dust is coming from the New Mexico side.

The Arizona Department of Transportation urged drivers to use a 100-mile detour on US 191 and US 70 until reaching I-10 in Lordsburg.

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