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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

From the ADOT Archives: Dust Storm Warnings

Social media as we know it today simply did not exist when this photo was snapped in the summer of 1976.

Crews install a "dust storm
alert" sign on I-10 (6/2/76).
Back then, ADOT couldn’t utilize Twitter, Facebook or a blog to advise drivers of an impending dust storm, but the agency did have changeable message signs on I-8 and I-10 that were used to signal “Dust Storm Alerts” and refer drivers to the radio stations where dust storm advisories could be heard.

So, while there were no #HaboobHaikus being written in 1976 (at least that we know of), there was still a need – as there is today – for ADOT to communicate important safety messages with motorists.
Posted by Angela DeWelles   |  Labels:  ADOT, Dust-Storms, From-the-Archives, -HaboobHaiku, Safety, Weather


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