Severe dust storm warning declared in California, USA
The National Weather Service in Hanford has issued a dust storm warning, advising drivers to stay off the road until after 8 p.m.
Winds are currently blowing southwest to west between 15 and 25 miles per hour, with occasional gusts reaching speeds of 40 miles per hour. This has kicked up thick clouds of dust and reduced visibility in some areas to zero.
The National Weather Service said winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Motorists are advised to keep off the roadway as much as possible and to use extra caution. Travel could become extremely dangerous, their news release said, and persons with respiratory problems should make preparations to remain indoors until the storm passes.
Affected areas include the Interstate 5 corridor through Fresno, Kings and northwest Kern counties.
A wind advisory is also currently in effect and will remain until 11 p.m.
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