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High winds prompt dust advisory in Clark Co.

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A large sign lays on the ground in the Cliff Shadows neighborhood after being blown over by the wind Jan. 30, 2014. (Jon Castagnino/FOX5) A large sign lays on the ground in the Cliff Shadows neighborhood after being blown over by the wind Jan. 30, 2014. (Jon Castagnino/FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

A forecasted kick up of winds on Thursday prompted Clark County to issue a dust advisory.

The Clark County Department of Air Quality advised residents and outdoor workers of the possibility of blowing dust, though, on Wednesday, unhealthy levels of dust were occurring.

According to the department, airborne dust aggravates respiratory diseases, essentially advising for children, the elderly and others to stay indoors.

As for the winds, FOX5 weather anchor Cassandra Jones said a high wind warning will take affect about 11 p.m. Wednesday for the Red Rock Canyon, Spring Mountains and regions west of the Las Vegas Valley. Wind gusts could reach up to 70 mph, Jones said.

On its official Twitter page, the National Weather Service in Las Vegas said it had received reports of objects like a horse corral being blown onto streets.

You can view to current air quality levels at http://redrock.clarkcountynv.gov/forecast/.

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