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A driver whose car became stuck covers his face during a sandstorm sweeping across Indian Canyon Drive in Palm Springs. The heavy winds and blowing sand forced the road's closure.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

Strong winds whip sand dunes onto Indian Canyon Drive in Palm Springs. Blustery conditions caused power outages in parts of Southern California.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

A driver gets down on his hands and knees to try to move sand from under his wheels after getting stuck on Indian Canyon Drive in Palm Springs.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

Zaharia Miller, left, of Palm Springs and Brittany Collins shield themselves from blowing particles as they wait for a bus on Palm Canyon Drive.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

Road signs and the pavement itself are covered by wind-blown mounds of sand on Indian Canyon Drive in Palm Springs.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

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Gusting high winds blew large sand dunes onto Indian Canyon Drive, forcing the road to be closed.


  1. March 8, 2011, 12:35 am

    All that power, totally green. Yeah, baby!

  2. March 8, 2011, 10:33 am

    How about Gina Ferazzi for the incredibly hard work of getting these photographs back to us!

  3. March 8, 2011, 10:52 am

    I drive Indian Canyon into work everyday. It is frequently windy and sandy at this spot. The worst thing youn can do to your car is to stop in it! Goodbye paint. Great photo!

  4. March 8, 2011, 10:54 am

    Bad weather but cool photos.

  5. March 9, 2011, 12:44 pm

    Snow schmo…

    By: ghak

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