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Windy forecast prompts air quality alert for Sunday, Monday

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Dusty air in the Las Vegas Valley in this undated file image. (Source: File/FOX5) Dusty air in the Las Vegas Valley in this undated file image. (Source: File/FOX5)
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The Clark County Department of Air Quality has issued a dust advisory for Sunday afternoon through Monday morning. The forecast calls for high wind, which could result in elevated levels of blowing dust.

Airborne dust can aggravate respiratory diseases such as bronchitis and asthma. The department advised it might be best for children, the elderly and those with respiratory diseases to remain indoors during the advisory. 

If you experience breathing difficulty or medical conditions related to air quality, you are encouraged to see your doctor.

In order to keep dust down, the department recommends you drive slowly on unpaved roads, avoid shortcuts across vacant lots and only ride off-road vehicles in approved areas.

Also, it’s recommended you limit outdoors on windy days with dust in the air.

For more information, visit the Department of Air Quality’s forecast page, here.

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