Watch: Sandstorm engulfs Dunhuang city in China

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A sandstorm as high as 100 meters (328 feet) hit Dunhuang City in northwestern China on July 25. Local police imposed traffic controls on the city’s expressway as visibility reduced to less than five 

Beijing: Dunhuang City in China’s Gansu Province witnessed a big sandstorm, reaching over a hundred metres high, that reducing visibility to just five metres, according to the regional meteorological department. The town is located on the edge of the Gobi Desert.

The sandstorm, struck at about 3 pm on Monday, led to dangerous driving conditions. The local police were forced to close major roads and order drivers to get their vehicles off expressways amid reduced visibility.

A viral video of the incident shows the wall-like sandstorm covering urban areas and highways