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Howling winds bring massive dust sweeps across Phoenix area, reducing visibility
PHOENIX (AP) ' A massive dust storm has swept into the Phoenix area and drastically reduced visibility on highways and roads across much of the valley.
The wall of dust moving from the south descended on the valley on Tuesday night and could be seen from downtown Phoenix. Winds brought in the storm that KSAZ-TV reported to be roughly 50 miles wide.
The National Weather Service says strong winds with gusts of more than 60 mph were moving northwest through Phoenix and the cities of Avondale, Tempe and Scottsdale. More than a dozen communities in the area also were under a severe thunderstorm watch until 11 p.m.