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Strong winds, blowing dust force road closures

Published On: Apr 29 2014 12:29:00 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 29 2014 07:59:29 PM CDT

Burlington Volunteer Fire Department / Kit Carson County Sheriff's Office

Poor visibility due to blowing dust in Bethune, CO on 4/29/14.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -

The National Weather Service has issued warnings for high winds and blowing dust in eastern Colorado.

A high wind warning is in effect for most of eastern Colorado, with the exception of Pueblo County, Huerfano County, and western Las Animas County, until 7 p.m.

A dust storm warning has been issued for eastern Colorado generally along and east of highway 71. This warning does not include the I-25 corridor.

US 40 is closed between Limon and Kit Carson. I-70 and highway 71 were closed earlier because of poor visibility.

Drivers are urged to avoid traveling in eastern Colorado until the high winds and poor visibility subside.

Click here for your updated StormTracker 13 forecast.

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