Dust, wind advisories issued in Vegas for Friday

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Updated: 4/25 4:46 pm

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Air quality officials in Las Vegas are issuing a dust advisory Friday as winds are expected to sweep across southern Nevada.

The National Weather Service says gusts of up to 50 mph could hit the Las Vegas area. A wind advisory is in effect from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday.

The Clark County Department of Air Quality in Las Vegas is advising residents and construction site operators to take precautions to prevent blowing dust.

Agency officials say high dust levels could create discomfort for children, the elderly and people with respiratory diseases such as bronchitis and asthma.

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