An officer with the Arizona Department of Public Safety wears a mask to protect himself from dust stirred by high winds as he investigates a chain-reaction crash on Interstate 10 near Picacho. No one was seriously hurt in several accidents in the area on Monday.
A billowing cloud of dust kicked up by gusty wind enveloped a truck Tuesday on Interstate 10 just north of the Sunshine Boulevard interchange at Eloy. Such dust storms can be deadly, especially in this area.
CASA GRANDE - Weather scientists and state officials gathered on an appropriately blustery Tuesday near the epicenter of Arizona's "dust bowl" to figure out a better way to warn motorists of blowing dust along Interstate 10.
Nick Quiroga of the Rio Rico Fire District removes some low-hanging branches from a burning tree trunk near the Santa Cruz River in Carmen, just south of Tubac. High winds Tuesday made fighting the fire more difficult. Fire crews chased the blaze for a half-mile before getting in front of it…