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Wisconsin State Patrol: Dust storm caused 26-vehicle pileup on I-39 near Plainfield

Wisconsin State Patrol: Dust storm caused 26-vehicle pileup on I-39 near Plainfield

PLAINFIELD — A dust storm caused a crash involving about two dozen vehicles on Interstate 39 in central Wisconsin on Sunday, the Wisconsin State Patrol said.

The patrol told WKOW-TV 26 vehicles were involved in the pileup on southbound I-39 near Plainfield. In addition, there were four separate crashes in the northbound lanes.

The patrol said several injuries were reported, but none are life-threatening.

Authorities said the crashes likely were caused by dust blowing in the air. Drivers were advised to avoid the area.

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