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Wind bring down trees, prompts air quality advisory

Posted at 1:33 PM, Sep 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-22 23:02:47-04
The windy conditions Thursday brought down some trees and branches around the Las Vegas valley and also prompted an air quality advisory.
Clark County Department of Air Quality has issued a dust advisory for elevated levels of blowing dust to high wind speeds occurring in the area. Officials are advising residents and operators of local construction sites of an increase of dust in Clark County for the remainder of the day.
Unhealthy-for-sensitive-groups levels of dust were occurring for much of the day. Clark County Air Quality officials will continue to monitor conditions.
The National Weather Service clocked gusts Thursday at more than 40 mph at the airport, where some arrivals were delayed more than 90 minutes and some departures were an hour or more late. Officials said some flights were held on the ground in other cities due to the weather.
Trees were reported knocked down at the Las Vegas Country Club and Mountain View Mobile Home Park in Henderson.
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