- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 17, 2016

SAN SIMON, Ariz. (AP) - A blowing dust advisory has been issued for an area where low-visibility conditions have forced multiple closures of a 60-mile stretch of Interstate 10 in southeastern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico.

The advisory issued Tuesday by the National Weather Service for eastern Cochise County in Arizona is set to run from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The latest of at least six closures since late April shut I-10 between Wilcox, Arizona, and Lordsburg, New Mexico, for about four hours Monday.

Traffic during closures is detoured 110 miles through Safford, Arizona, on U.S. 191 and U.S. 70.

Much of the blowing dust comes off a field near San Simon, Arizona.

State officials are working with the owner of recently cleared farm land to water it down and reduce the airborne dust.


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