PHOENIX - The Arizona Department of Transportation is warning travelers of strong winds and dusty conditions expected in parts of central and southern Arizona Friday.
According to ADOT, drivers have reported strong winds and dusty conditions. The National Weather Service in Tucson has recorded winds of 28 mph with gusts to 36 mph and visibility of nine miles.
The windy conditions have the potential to create dust channels that can quickly reduce visibility to zero.
ADOT warns that drivers may confront strong winds along Interstate 10 from Phoenix to Tucson and on I-10 from Tucson to New Mexico Friday.
ADOT and the Arizona Department of Public Safety recommend the following driving tips when encountering a low-visibility dust storm:
For current information about highway closures or restrictions visit ADOT's Travel Information Site at az511.gov or call 5-1-1.