What to know if you have to drive through the dust on Copperhead Road during dust storms
If you have a dusty drive on the copperhead roads of the Northeast, this might not be the place to be.
The road, which runs north and west from Washington, D.C., to Baltimore, was closed Friday due to severe dust storms.
In the past week, there have been dust storms and heavy rainfall in Maryland, and in New Jersey.
As of Friday afternoon, more than 7,300 people had been injured in the dust storms, according to the National Weather Service.
Some of those injuries were life-threatening.
The roads are now open and people can travel on the roads, but traffic is slow and the weather forecast remains unclear.
If you need help getting around, check out our tips for driving through dust storms on our Road Trip section.
We also have some great advice on how to navigate the roads when the roads are shut down.
The National Weather Center says drivers should drive at a safe speed through the storm.