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New Mexico dust storm shuts down I-25, delays flights

Relentless winds cause a major dust storm, Thursday, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, forcing police to close the interstate. Msnbc.com's Al Stirrett reports.

State police shut down portions of Interstate 25 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Thursday because a wind storm kicked up dust, obscuring visibility in both directions. Msnbc.com's Al Stirrett reports that the blowing winds also resulted in power outages and delayed flights.



The National Weather Service said a winter storm warning was in effect for much of north and northeastern New Mexico until noon Friday, ABQJournal.com reported.

A similar scene occurred Wednesday on Interstate 10 from the Arizona state line to Las Cruces, CBS5AZ.com reported.

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