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Video: Dust Storm Causes 18-Car Pileup On Highway

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A dust storm caused an 18-car pileup yesterday on a highway south of Bakersfield.

At about noon yesterday on the southbound State Route 99 south of Bakersfield, a dust storm caused a huge pileup, NBC Los Angeles reports. Initial reports suggested 20 vehicles were involved, though Bakersfield.com later reported 18.

Despite the number of cars involved, no one was seriously hurt, and only five people were taken to the hospital for minor injuries. Traffic, however was backed up for three miles as two southbound lanes were closed until after 2 p.m.

Elsewhere, Californians received rain and snow, spurring other crashes and some power outages.

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