PALM SPRINGS, Calif. -

The City of Palm Springs has closed Gene Autry Trail due to high winds and blowing sand.

Traffic was closed to northbound traffic at Via Escuela and southbound traffic at I-10 at 4:30 Saturday morning.     

Palm Springs Street Maintenance personnel say the road will stay closed as along as weather conditions are hazardous.

Motorists are advised to use North Indian Canyon Drive or Date Palm Drive as alternate routes.