This is why you don't drive in a dust storm

Dust storms are scary. One moment you're driving down the road and the next moment the road disappears and there's an 18-wheeler in your trunk. Here's some spectacular and unnerving video of the16-car-pileup outside of Phoenix yesterday.

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High winds caused multiple accidents yesterday in Arizona, including the incident filmed in the video above, which claimed the life of a 70-year-old man and sent at least a dozen others to the hospital.

Meteorologists predict winds will once again whip up on Thursday, increasing the risk of a dangerous dust storm in southeast Arizona. Be careful.

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Gamecat235
Gamecat235

As someone who has driven through these things... (I'm from Tucson and drive to Phoenix fairly regularly). They are scary as hell and no one seems to know what to do.

The worst of them I had a VERY good idea of where I was so I pulled about 15 ft off the road, stopped and turned off my lights so that no one would have any idea where I was or that there were lights shining. I waited about 20 minutes and then when it let up enough that I could see a couple hundred feet I very carefully re-entered traffic.

I have no idea if what I did was technically correct, but I figured it was better to be off the road and invisible than a very slow pair of lights trying to find my way...

EDIT: [www.azdot.gov]

I'll be damned... I did the right thing.