- Associated Press - Saturday, April 8, 2017

LORDSBURG, N.M. (AP) - High winds and blowing dust are causing problems across the Southwest.

It’s causing a closure on Interstate 10 along the New Mexico and Arizona border.

State transportation officials in both states say they’re diverting traffic off I-10 to Highway 70, at San Simon, Arizona, and Lordsburg, New Mexico.

No timeline was given for when the roads would reopen.

In southern Nevada, Clark County’s Department of Air Quality issued a dust advisory in effect through Saturday evening.



Officials are warning residents and local construction sites that the winds are causing an elevated amount of blowing dust, which could aggravate respiratory conditions.

The National Weather Service has also issued a hazardous weather warning and wind advisory for Saturday, with winds peaking by the evening.

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