TRENDING Dust storm hits parts of Australia's southeast

TRENDING

Dust storm hits parts of Australia's southeast

VCG

18:15, November 22, 2018

A dust band 500 kilometers wide traversed across much of southeast Australia Thursday, prompting authorities to halt flights and issue a public health alert.

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Video source: VCG

Video obtained by Reuters showed dust enveloping parts of New South Wales and South Australia, turning the skies red.

The dust storm was caused by strong winds in a low pressure system that blew clouds of dirt across much of the region.

The storm is expected to blanket eastern New South Wales and Canberra. 

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