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Major pileup with injuries shuts down I-10 near Lordsburg

Some of the vehicles involved in a storm-related pileup along I-10 near Lordsburg, New Mexico.
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Some of the vehicles involved in a storm-related pileup along I-10 near Lordsburg, New Mexico.

LORDSBURG, New Mexico -- A major vehicle pileup amid storms throughout the region shut down a stretch of Interstate 10 near Lordsburg on Sunday night, according to a tweet from the National Weather Service.

The New Mexico Department of Transportation indicated the crash occurred on I-10 westbound at milepost 35, which is just east of Lordsburg.

Wrecked semi-trucks and cars blocked the interstate, which was closed until further notice, and there was word of injured travelers being tended to at the scene. However, the total number of vehicles involved in the pileup and the extent of injuries weren't immediately clear.

The weather service said a dust storm warning was issued for Hidalgo County at the time of the crash due to 60 mile an hour wind gusts that produced blowing dust with significantly reduced visibility for motorists.

No further details on the crash were immediately available late Sunday night.

Jim Parker

Jim Parker is the Director of Digital Content for ABC-7.

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