Blowing dust advisory issued for Phoenix metro area

The National Weather Service has issued a blowing dust advisory.

Affected areas include southwest and central Maricopa County, including southern and eastern portions of the Phoenix metro and northwest Pinal County, along with a stretch of Interstate 10 between Casa Grande and Phoenix.


NWS says visibility is reduced to below one mile and wind gusts are up to 40 miles per hour.

If you encounter blowing dust on the road, pull aside and put your vehicle in park. Turn the lights all the way off and keep your foot off the brake pedal.