Dust Storm Envelopes Farm in Rural Australia

A blinding dust storm that forced the closure of a highway blew through Central West New South Wales on Saturday September 21.

The video shows two men struggling to walk along their paddocks because of the intensity of the winds and low visibility.

The dust storm forced the closure of the Mitchell Highway after two cars crashed. No injuries were reported from the incident.

The Department of Primary Industries says the central west is entirely affected by drought, with around 16 per cent of the region in “intense drought”. Credit: @thewestiswaiting via Storyful