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NMDOT: Five tips to keep safe driving in a dust storm

NMDOT: Five tips to keep safe driving...

LORDSBURG, New Mexico - After the deadly 25-car crash near Lordsburg Monday evening, the New Mexico Department of Transportation listed five tips for drivers when traveling through a dust storm. 

Tip 1: Don't wait until the visibility is so bad - you can't see to pull off the highway. 

Tip 2: Try to completely exit the highway and try not to stop in a lane.

Tip 3: Turn off your lights.

Tip 4: Put on your emergency brake. 

Tip 5: Stay in your car, with your seat belt on and wait until the storm passes. 

If you do get caught in a storm of dust between Deming and Lordsburg, which is common for that area, most escape exits are within five miles from the other. 

Click here for a link to the website to keep you and your family safe on the road. 

 

 

 

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