High winds expected today and tomorrow

The National Weather Service has issued a high wind advisory for today that could impact drivers.

A Pacific storm system will bring strong southwest winds to Arizona late this morning with increasing wind speeds in the afternoon. Gusty winds as high as 25-40 mph, including gusts up to 55-65 mph, are predicted in some areas.

The Arizona Department of Transportation is urging drivers to take extra precaution as strong winds over desert areas can result in sudden periods of limited or zero visibility due to blowing dust.

Drivers are urged to monitor travel conditions by calling 5-1-1 within Arizona, 1.888.411.ROAD outside the state, or at www.az511.gov. ADOT Traffic Operations Center will post advisory messages on sign boards with the dust storm warning information.

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