Blowing dust across Interstate 10 caused a three-vehicle crash near Casa Grande Monday afternoon, authorities said.
One person was transported with non-life threatening injuries to a hospital, said Bart Graves, an Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman.
The crash occurred about 3 p.m. and affected the westbound lanes, he said.
The lanes were blocked for about 20 minutes.
A storm moving into Arizona is causing strong winds and blowing dust across much of the state's highways, said Caroline Carpenter, an Arizona Department of Transportation spokeswoman.
Drivers are advised to stay alert because strong winds can cause zero visibility because of blowing dust, especially in desert areas, according to ADOT.
- Avoid driving into or through a dust storm.
- If you encounter a dust storm, check traffic immediately around your vehicle and slow down.
- Pull off the roadway as soon as possible. Completely exit the highway if you can, away from where other vehicles may travel.
- Do not stop in the travel lane or in the emergency lane.
- Turn off all vehicle lights, including your emergency flashers.
- Set your emergency brake and take your foot off the brake.
- Stay in the vehicle with your seatbelts buckled and wait for the storm to pass.