UPDATE - 2:40PM - NHP says all lanes are back open as of 1:16pm.
UPDATE 11:20 AM- According to Trooper Kim Stewart, I-80 eastbound is now completely open, however westbound remains closed.
UPDATE - 6/11/13 - 10:30AM - According to Trooper Chuck Allen,
one I-80 eastbound lane in Winnemucca is now open, and they are hoping to have one west lane open within an hour.
The number of vehicles involved has also been increased to 27.
NHP says the crash happened on I-80 near mile marker 175, within the city limits of Winnemucca. About eight or nine vehicles crashed on the eastbound side and 17-18 cars crashed on the westbound side.
The man who died in the crash has been identified as 51-year-old Ravi Dyer from Chicago, IL. He was driving a commercial vehicle westbound on I-80. Due to low visibility, Dyer’s truck rear ended another commercial vehicle. Two other commercial vehicles then hit MDyer truck from behind. The passenger in Dyer's truck (unknown name at this time) was also seriously injured, and flown to a Reno Hospital.
At this time, NHP says 33 motorists were admitted to the Humbolt General Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. Three motorists were flown to a Reno hospital for serious injuries.
UPDATE: The Nevada Highway Patrol just raised the number of vehicles involved to 26.
WINNEMUCCA, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) Interstate 80 is closed in both directions in Winnemucca after a dust storm caused a 17 car crash that killed one person, said Nevada Highway Patrol spokesman Jim Stewart.
Stewart says the highway will remain closed for at least a few more hours.
The crash happened earlier this evening and involved vehicles on both sides of the highway.
More details are expected to be released early tomorrow morning and News 4 will bring you those updates as soon as they are available.