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Jul 8, 2014 11:16 PM by Marissa Esquivel

Dust storm warning in Phoenix

NORTHWEST AND NORTH CENTRAL PINAL COUNTY- A dust storm warning in affect from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday.

The National Weather Service in Phoenix has issued a dust storm warning affecting areas of Northwest Pinal County, Casa Grande and Coolidge as well as the Interstate 8 and 10 corridors.

Wind gust of 35 to 45 MPH are expected.

Visibility less thank 1/4 mile due to strong outflow winds and blowing dust especially in the open desert areas.

Sudden drops in visibilities due to blowing dust will create hazardous travel conditions. Blowing dust is hard to see coming at night so travelers needs to be ready for rapidly changing road conditions.

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