Video of accident on Hwy 247 in Lucerne Valley due to dust storm
Blowing dust presents numerous hazards to desert residents, including those driving on Highway 247 near Lucerne Valley on March 28, 2016. On that afternoon, approximately 14 vehicles, including two tractor-trailer trucks, were involved in accidents due to a dust storm. Around 25 people were hurt, one seriously, and two others taken to area hospitals. The highway had to be closed due to poor visibility.