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
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.