The Arizona Department of Transportation reminds drivers to be prepared as a mid-week storm system crosses the state. The National Weather Service has issued a high wind advisory from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today. Winds up to 35 mph with gusts to 45 mph are possible and motorists should be ready for low visibility due to blowing dust. Even though monsoon season is over, blowing dust is possible throughout the year.
Along with wind and dust, drivers may encounter snow in the high country, especially above 6,000 feet. Travelers should be prepared for winter driving conditions and pack an emergency road kit. For more winter driving tips, visit http://azdot.gov/KnowSnow.
ADOT works closely with the National Weather Service and the Arizona State Troopers to inform motorists about road conditions. Drivers are advised to use extra caution along Interstate 10, Interstate 17 and Interstate 40 and be prepared for a dust storm.
For the most current information about highway closures and restrictions statewide, visit ADOT’s Travel Information Site at az511.gov or call 5-1-1.