PHOENIX — The Arizona Department of Transportation cautions drivers to be prepared for blowing dust today.
The National Weather Service has issued high wind and blowing dust advisories for Monday. Interstate 10 (between Casa Grande and Phoenix, and between Tucson and the New Mexico state line) may be affected by high winds and blowing dust. Strong winds, with gusts up to 60 mph, are also expected along Interstate 8 in southern Arizona and Interstate 40 in the northern part of the state.
Blowing dust can quickly result in low visibility along the highway. ADOT urges drivers to “Pull Aside, Stay Alive” when dust kicks up. Motorists are also encouraged to monitor changing weather conditions and avoid driving into dust storms.
ADOT and the Arizona Department of Public Safety recommend the following driving tips when encountering a low-visibility dust storm:
ADOT, along with the Department of Public Safety and the National Weather Service, will continue to work as a public safety team to protect Arizona’s drivers, and will closely monitor conditions on the highways while maintaining driver safety.