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Roads Closed As Dust Blankets South Australia

South Australia was swarmed by dust on Friday afternoon with police going as far as closing roads due to lack of visibility.

Strong winds whipping up top soil from dry paddocks north of Adelaide were blamed for the thick red cloud that developed over Adelaide at lunchtime on Friday.

Police made the decision to close the Augusta Highway in Port Wakefield for half an hour at about 2.45pm due to low visibility from the dust.

Photos and videos being posted on social media showed the extent of the dust cloud.

It was a particularly windy day in Adelaide with temperatures reaching 32 degrees and winds forecast to reach 50km/h before a cool change in the late afternoon that was expected to drop temperatures by ten degrees.

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