KUSA — Wind gusts up to 60 mph Tuesday are causing dust storms in several parts of Colorado.
Webcams from the Colorado Department of Transportation show blowing dust and very low visibility in the San Luis Valley near Hooper.
The areas of blowing dust are so thick, they can be seen from satellite imagery.
The National Weather Service has a Dust Storm Warning Tuesday until 3:00 p.m. for all of the southeast Colorado plains, including the I-25 and Highway 50 corridors.
Expect 35 to 45 mph winds with gusts near 60 mph. The blowing winds will create difficult travel conditions, especially for high profile vehicles. With the westerly direction of the wind, north to south roads will be the biggest concern, including I-25. Blowing dust could cause visibility to drop to less than a quarter mile.
High Wind and Red Flag Warnings stay in effect until Tuesday evening.