Travel alert for Phoenix: Mother Nature is in control! Stay home!

Travel and tourism to the Grand Canyon State of Arizona is big business. Visitors to Phoenix had been in for a special attraction treat today.

Travel alert for Phoenix: Mother Nature is in control!  Stay home!

Travel and tourism to the Grand Canyon State of Arizona is big business. Visitors to Phoenix had been in for a special attraction treat today. At 2:00 pm, the National Weather Service issued a blowing dust advisory until 9:00 pm for the Maricopa and northwest Pinal counties in Arizona, USA.

Nancy Harrison tweeted: Mother Nature is in control! Not us. Stay home. Don’t drive in this dust storm.

Approximately 30 minutes later, storm cells were brewing both southeast of Phoenix near Tucson and north of Phoenix, near Flagstaff.

Tweets from the Sky Harbor Airport International in Phoenix say: Dust storm closing in on Sky Harbor. The airport is shut down. Wall of dust moves into Phoenix area.

At 3:52 p.m., storms were in full force along the Interstate 8 corridor.

Dust storm in Phoenix, Arizona

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eTN Reader Shawn tweets: If you live in arizona and wanna be kissed in the rain sorry bud youre gonna have to be kissed in a dust storm thats as romantic as it gets.

Approximately 10,000 customers without power in Phoenix area after earlier dust storm, utility company reports.

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