Friday Storms Closes 1-15, Causes Accidents

Published on April 28, 2014 at 12:25PM

Two multi-vehicle pileups were the result of a dust storm the swept through Southern Utah Friday afternoon. Just before 4:00 p.m., heavy winds bean picking up dust between Parowan and Beaver, limiting visibility on I-15 to only 50 feet. UHP reported two accidents, one involving six vehicles and the other seven. One man was reported to be transported via ambulance to a local hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening. Other passengers received only minor injuries. Lanes in both directions were closed during the time of poor visibility, and were re-opened by 6:10 p.m.