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State warns about dust storms in southern New Mexico

April 21, 2017

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — State officials are warning that residents of Las Cruces, Deming and others in those counties should be prepared for dust storms.

Weather conditions and human activity can lead to high levels of dust, making it unsafe for with asthma, allergies or chronic breathing and lunch problems.

The New Mexico Environment Department said on Friday that the elderly, pregnancy women and people who suffer from respiratory conditions should avoid going outside.

Dust storms in parts of western New Mexico have shut down Interstate 10 on several occasions this year because of low visibility.

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