UPDATE MARCH 2: The dust advisory has been extended through March 3.
LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- The Clark County Department of Air Quality (DAQ) is issuing a dust advisory for Friday, March 2.
DAQ officials say that there will be elevated levels of blowing dust due to the forecast of high winds in the Las Vegas valley.
The extra dust in the air may aggravate respiratory diseases. Those with heart or lung diseases, older adults, and children are advised to stay indoors as much as possible.
DAQ officials are also offering the following tips to limit exposure to dust:
- Limit outdoor exertion. Exercise, for example, makes you breathe heavier and increases the amount of particulates you are likely to inhale
- Keep windows and doors closed
- Run your air conditioner inside your house and car to filter out particulates
- Consider changing your indoor air filters if they are dirty
- To keep dust down, drive slowly on unpaved roads
- Don't take short cuts across vacant lots
- Ride off-road vehicles in approved areas outside the urban Las Vegas valley
- Call Air Quality's dust-complaint hotline at 702-385-DUST (3878) to report excessive amounts of dust blowing from construction sites, vacant lots, or facilities