Sandstorm in California desert closes 14 Freeway (Photos)

Sandstorm #2

Achim Barczok

Sand storms are nothing new in Southern California. This photo depicts one in Riverside in 2007.

A sandstorm in Lancaster caused several wrecks and prompted the closure of the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway on Tuesday, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Locals on the ground have been posting pictures and comments via Instagram and Twitter. We've assembled some of these below.

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