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AZ raises the ante vs. dust menace

AZ raises the ante vs. dust menace

This Oct. 4, 2011, dust storm caused a major pileup on Interstate 10 north of Picacho. I-10 between Phoenix and Tucson is a notorious dust corridor.

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AZ raises the ante vs. dust menace

AZ raises the ante vs. dust menace

The Arizona Department of Transportation has gotten "more aggressive" about monitoring dust on the state's highways and shutting them down when visibility is poor, an agency official said Tuesday.

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Weather experts, state officials look for I-10 dust warning system

Weather experts, state officials look for I-10 dust warning system

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.

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Weather experts, state officials look for I-10 dust warning system

Weather experts, state officials look for I-10 dust warning system

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.

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Weather experts, state officials look for I-10 dust warning system

Weather experts, state officials look for I-10 dust warning system

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…

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Weather experts, state officials look for I-10 dust warning system

Weather experts, state officials look for I-10 dust warning system

Kevin Keeley, chief of the Tubac Fire District, stands near the rubble of two structures where the Tumacacori-Carmen fire originated. The cause of the fire has not been determined, Keeley said.

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