Apr 11, 2012 11:22 AM by Greg Boyce
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has issued a Blowing Dust Advisory for Western Colorado and the San Luis Valley.
Cities in the Blowing Dust Advisory include, include Rangely, Craig, Hayden, Meeker, Aspen, Grand Junction, Fruita, Palisade, Delta, Montrose, Nucla, Telluride, Cortez, Durango, and Alamosa
The advisory is in effect from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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.
The strong winds will transport the dust long distances causing potential health issues in areas that do not have local blowing dust.