As many as 15 to 20 cars have been involved in a massive crash just south of Naval Air Station Lemoore off Highway 198, the California Highway Patrol reported Thursday.
Officers responded to a report of a head-on collision at Avenal Cutoff Road just south of Jackson Avenue at 3:04 p.m.
CHP officer Justin Montooth said low visibility due to blowing dust may have contributed to the crash.
At least one person was injured, Montooth said, though the severity of the injury was not known.
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Officers have closed the westbound 198 off-ramp to Avenal Cutoff Road.
Montooth estimated the off-ramp will re-open in two to three hours.