Arizona Dust Storm

July 6, 2011 by USA Post 

Arizona Dust StormArizona Dust Storm, The National Weather Service in Phoenix issued a warning to local dust storm on Tuesday night for northwestern Pinal County in south central eastern Arizona Maricopa County in south central Arizona. There was a ‘Stop grounded “in fact means that all our flights from Sky Harbor Airport exit stopped.

Affected communities were: Sun Lakes, Ahwatukee, Central Phoenix, Peoria, Apache Junction, Avondale, Chandler, El Mirage, Fountain Hills, Gilbert, Goodyear, Laveen, freedom, Litchfield Park, Luke AFB, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Queen Creek, Scottsdale, Sun City, Surprise, Tempe, Tolleson, Waddell, Youngtown, Maricopa, Olberg, Bapchule, Kings Ranch, Chandler Heights, Arizona State University, Sky Harbor Airport, East Mesa, downtown Scottsdale, Glendale Sports Complex, Phoenix International Raceway, South Phoenix, Glendale and Phoenix Mesa
Gateway Airport

The main roads affected include:

Superstition Highway US-60
Loop 202 Red Mountain
Santan Loop 202
Highway 101 price
Arizona Apache Road 88
Pima Freeway 101
I-10 Papago
Loop 101 Agua Fria
Black Canyon I-17
Maricopa Highway I-10
US-60 Grand Avenue
Beeline Highway 87
Arizona 347
Arizona 587
Arizona Pioneer Parkway 79
Arizona Highway 85 Oglesby

Dangerously low visibility have been reported throughout the East Valley, and this area extends much of the rest of metropolitan Phoenix

A dust storm warning is issued when local winds have created large areas of airborne dust or blowing sand that have significantly reduced the visibility to 1 / 4 mile or less, resulting in dangerous driving conditions in some areas. Be prepared for a sudden drop to almost zero visibility. If you encounter blowing dust or blowing sand on the road or see it approaching, pull off the road as far as possible and put the car park. Turn the lights all
The start and keep your foot off the brake pedals.

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