Winds bring high-pollution advisory for Phoenix areaUpdated:
A cold front with strong winds has prompted a high-pollution advisory for the Phoenix area Saturday.
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality said the winds could kick up which is causing them to take precautions.
The high-pollution advisory includes the following restrictions:
- Contractors cannot use leaf blowers on governmental properties on high-pollution advisory days.
- Open burning and residential fireplace burning is restricted in Maricopa County, including individuals and businesses which have burn permits for open burning.
- Avoid using leaf blowers and avoid activities that generate dust, such as driving on dirt roads.
- Off-highway vehicles are prohibited from being used during a high-pollution advisory.
ADEQ also recommends that children and adults with respiratory problems avoid outdoor activities Saturday and suggests the general public limit outdoor activity throughout the day.
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