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Windy, dusty forecast prompts air quality advisory for Clark County

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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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High winds might produce an elevated level of dust Friday and Saturday in Clark County.

The Clark County Department of Air Quality has issued an air quality advisory starting Dec. 2 morning through the afternoon on Dec. 3.

The department has advised residents that air quality will be unhealthy for sensitive groups of people during those times, because of the possibility of elevated levels of blowing dust.

The department of air quality recommends children, the elderly and people with respiratory diseases to stay indoors.

Department officials also offered these tips to help keep dust levels down:

  • 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.
  • Keep windows closed. Run your air conditioner inside your house and car to filter out particulates.
  • Consider changing your indoor air filters if they are dirty.
  • Limit outdoor exertion on windy days with dust is in the air.

More information on the air quality forecast can be found here from the county.

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