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Jul 3, 2014 8:27 PM by Stefanie Boe

Blowing dust advisory for PINAL COUNTY

*UPDATE* This advisory has expired

A Blowing Dust Advisory is in effect until 8 p.m. for Pinal County. It includes the cities of Apache Junction, Casa Grande, Coolidge and Florence.

* Visibility--locally falling below 1 mile
* Impacts--dense blowing dust will make driving hazardous with severely limited visibilities

Precautionary/preparedness actions:

Be ready for a sudden drop in visibility. If you encounter blowing dust or blowing sand on the roadway or see it approaching pull off the road as far as possible and put your vehicle in park. Turn the lights all the way off and keep your foot off the brake pedal.

Remember: pull aside, stay alive.

Picture from Debbie Sanders

Picture from Patricia Estra Maldonado- windy and dusty in Safford

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