LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — High winds that caused dust storms prompted closures of the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway and State Route 138 in the Lancaster area Monday.
The 14 Freeway was closed in both directions about 10 a.m. between Avenue A and Avenue I, according to the California Highway Patrol.READ MORE: National Guard Could Be Deployed To Help With LA Port Cargo Backlog
A short time later, authorities reported that SR138 was closed in both directions from 130th Street to 175th Street.
The dust storms resulted in “low to zero visibility” in the area, according to the CHP.READ MORE: Kidnapping Suspect Livestreams Barricade, Standoff In Palmdale
About 1:30 p.m., the 14 Freeway was reopened. However, the SR138 closure was expanded to include the area from 110th Street to 180th Street, the CHP reported.
Winds reached dangerous conditions for drivers in Southern California Monday.
Around 5:05 p.m. the Ventura area saw wind gusts up to 61 miles per hour.MORE NEWS: Former President Bill Clinton Thanks Doctors, Nurses At UC Irvine Medical Center After Being Hospitalized For Infection
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