With strong monsoon storms forecast in much of Arizona going into the weekend, be ready to pull aside and wait out extreme weather.
Please heed this advice: Get off the highways when facing a dust storm. In almost no time, blowing dust can drop visibility to zero, especially where small dust channels afford drivers little or no opportunity to avoid this hazard.
Other tips from the Arizona Department of Transportation:
Coming soon: Spectacular sunsets and brief heat relief from monsoon moisture.
Also coming soon: Low- or no-visibility on roadways caused by dust storms.
Monsoon season is returning to Arizona and during Monsoon Awareness Week, June 12-16, the Arizona Department of Transportation is reminding drivers how to stay safe on roadways when dust storms arrive.
The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the Arizona Snowbowl has conducted two search and rescue missions on the San Francisco Peaks in the last couple of days.
With winter fast approaching, the Southern Arizona Chapter of the American Red Cross would like to share some safety tips.