GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (CBS4)– The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment issued a blowing dust advisory for Western Colorado, the San Luis Valley and portions of south eastern Colorado.
Cities in the blowing dust advisory include Rangely, Craig, Steamboat Springs, Meeker, Aspen, Grand Junction, Rifle, Montrose, Delta, Nucla, Telluride, Cortez, Durango, Pagosa Springs, Alamosa, Trinidad, La Junta and Lamar.
Blowing dust to could also be transported into the northeastern portion of the state.
The blowing dust advisory was issued at noon on Friday and continues until 10 p.m. Saturday.
In areas where blowing dust has reduced visibilities to less than 10 miles, people with heart or lung disease, older adults, and the very young should reduce prolonged or heavy indoor or outdoor exertion.
Strong gusty winds are expected to develop across Western Colorado, the San Luis Valley, Northeast Arizona, and Western New Mexico. These winds will create periods with areas of blowing dust. The strong winds will transport the dust long distances causing potential health issues in portions of Colorado including areas that do not have local blowing dust.
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