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Dust storm shuts down stretch of Highway 97 Sunday

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NEAR TOPPENISH, Wash. -- Dozens of drivers along Highway 97, south of Toppenish were caught in a huge dust storm Sunday afternoon.

Washington State troopers told KNDO they've closed a stretch of the highway between Larue and Pumphouse Roads.

There was poor to zero visibility, as heavy winds blew all across the highway. Troopers say they received a call around 1:15 p.m. of a 20 vehicle pileup.

WSP, Toppenish and Tribal police and firefighters, along with several EMS vehicles were on scene.

Troopers say one person was taken to the hospital for minor injuries.

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