UNION COUNTY, NM — Authorities cited zero visibility Friday morning while responding to a multi-car crash on U.S. Highway 67/87 in Clayton, according to KOB.
The accident occurred on a span of the highway in front of Holiday Motel, northwest of the city. It was reported at about 10:38 a.m., when the Union County Sheriff’s Office first released a no-travel advisory due to a dust storm impacting multiple areas in the county.
No details on the circumstances of the crash have been reported, but authorities issued the dust storm warning at about 11:37 a.m.,, an hour after the reported crash.
Limited visibility caused by thick dust and winds exceeding 70 mph was reported near Capulin to Clayton and to Texline.
The advisory stayed in place until about 1:45 p.m. in the afternoon.
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