Jordan: Winds reaching 90 kilometers per hour

December 12, 2010 18:32

BEIRUT - Jordan wrestled with sand storms kicked up by winds reaching up to 55 miles (90 kilometers) per hour, police said.

Visibility was severely limited, and authorities closed major highways in the eastern desert linking Jordan with neighboring Iraq and southern roads leading to the ancient city of Petra, a major tourist attraction.

A police statement said low visibility caused a 10-car pileup in a district south of the capital Amman, which left 16 people injured.

Amman airport reported up to two-hour delays in domestic and international flights.

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