Blowing dust near San Simon closes I-10 again

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Blowing dust near San Simon Tuesday. (Source: DOT) Blowing dust near San Simon Tuesday. (Source: DOT)
ADOT traffic camera on I-10 showing weather conditions on Sunday, when blowing dust triggered a multi-car crash. (Source: ADOT) ADOT traffic camera on I-10 showing weather conditions on Sunday, when blowing dust triggered a multi-car crash. (Source: ADOT)
SAN SIMON, AZ (3TV/CBS 5/AP) -

For a third straight day, blowing dust on both sides of the Arizona-New Mexico border closed a section of Interstate 10.

Arizona Department of Transportation officials said I-10 in southeastern Arizona near San Simon was closed at milepost 352 for blowing dust reported at milepost 376.

[SLIDESHOW: Pacific storm blasts Arizona]

The westbound lanes of the freeway at Lordsburg, New Mexico about 15 miles west of the state line were also closed.

On Sunday, a multiple-car crash near San Simon closed I-10 for several hours after severe wind and dust caused zero visibility in the area.

[RELATED: Crash, blowing dust closes I-10 near San Simon]

The area caused major trouble last year as a local farm kept sending massive clouds of dust during windy days. 

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality says that same farm is causing the blowing dust now and that it is taking action.

[RELATED: Soggy day on tap as Pacific storm begins to depart]

[RELATED: Pacific storm unleashes Valley rain, mountain snow]

[RELATED: Flagstaff sees 16 inches of new snow]

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