Christmas came early for the city's car washes yesterday as hundreds of people lined up to get a thick layer of red dust removed from their vehicles.
"They were just covered," said staff at Mister Carwash on Braeswood Place in West U. "People could barely see out of the windshield."
Owner John Starks says they saw twice as many cars as usual, "we had around 500 cars in here yesterday, it was a good day for us."
He said dust can be carried a lot further than that, too.
"We've had cases of dust from the Sahara Desert being dropped in Florida." Dust from the Gobi desert in Mongolia has even made it all the way across the Pacific Ocean to the Western states of the U.S ( via chron.com ).