Dust storm rolls through East Valley on Saturday evening
PHOENIX — A dust storm hit the East Valley on Saturday evening, toppling trees in some areas.
The National Weather Service issued a dust storm warning for Chandler and the surrounding areas just before 7 p.m.
A dust storm warning is in effect until 8:00 PM MST for I-10, I-17, US-60 near Phoenix–Mesa, AZ. pic.twitter.com/bajKp97EoS
— NWS Phoenix (@NWSPhoenix) May 31, 2020
The storm included winds in excess of 40 mph, rain and lightning.
DUST STORM: Dust is starting to come into the Valley, crossing the L-202 Santan in Chandler and Gilbert and I-10 in Chandler. Remember to SLOW DOWN and avoid driving during times of reduced visibility. #phxtraffic #azwx pic.twitter.com/dySJca8K19
— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) May 31, 2020
Dust storms last a few minutes, according to Maricopa County Emergency Management, and usually occur during the Valley’s summer months in the evening.