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Watch how fast a Valley monsoon can end driving visibility

PHOENIX — It’s important to be aware of what to do if you are suddenly hit by a monsoon in the Valley.

Sure, it’s easy enough to say those things and to put together a general plan, but after seeing this video released by the Arizona Department of Transportation, a very specific plan is needed with how little time you will have to react.

And that plan is needed now, as monsoon season starts Thursday.

ADOT created a time-lapse of a car driving down a freeway with nothing much to worry about in the horizon. Suddenly, a monsoon envelopes the sky and shortly makes the clear visibility for the driver go to near-zero.

With their slogan “Pull Aside Stay Alive” for Arizona Monsoon Week, Valley drivers should do exactly that as quickly and safely as possible.

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