Winds bring high-pollution advisory for Phoenix area


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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