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Clark County issues dust advisory Wednesday

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Forecasted high winds prompted Clark County to issue an air quality advisory for blowing dust on Wednesday.

The county's Department of Air Quality said the advisory is in effect through Wednesday night.

FOX5 meteorologist Ted Pretty reported southwest gusts of 35-40 mph for Wednesday. Pretty also reported wind of 35 mph for Thursday.

Officials said unhealthy levels of dust are not yet occurring, but people should take precaution and stay indoors.

The department warned airborne dust may aggravate respiratory diseases such as bronchitis and asthma.

Officials also notified people who work in constructions sites, as well as residents who live in outlying areas in Clark County, of blowing dust.

You can get the latest forecast on air quality at http://redrock.clarkcountynv.gov/forecast.

The department also recommended the following tips when traveling during the high winds:

  • Drive slowly on unpaved roads.
  • Don't take short cuts across vacant lots.
  • Ride off-road vehicles in approved areas outside the urban Las Vegas Valley.
  • Fence off barren property or cover it with gravel, rock or desert-friendly landscaping.

Stay tuned to FOX5 for the latest on this developing story.

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