A dust storm Monday in the Southern California desert caused a massive highway pileup that left 28 people with minor injuries.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department said only three of the people had to be taken to an emergency room for treatment.

The California Highway Patrol said wind-whipped dust blinded drivers on Highway 247 around 3:30 p.m. in Lucerne Valley.

The CHP said at least 15 vehicles, including two big-rig trucks, were involved in the Mojave Desert crash.

The accident closed about 15 miles of the highway, about 80 miles northeast of Los Angeles.