ADOT urges drivers to be ready for dust storms, rain as monsoon season begins

With mid-June marking the official start of the monsoon season, the Arizona Department of Transportation has simple tips to help drivers stay safe when summer storms pack blinding dust and heavy rain.
Burn scars can pose a problem during monsoon season.
PHOENIX - A menacing wall of dust appears in the distance, suddenly blocking the sun as visibility drops to almost nothing. Blasts of wind scatter tree branches that block traffic lanes and dust gives...
Summer means our monsoon season has arrived. According to the National Weather Service, Arizona’s summer monsoon season starts mid-June and lasts through the end of September. We can anticipate storms that bring lightning, rain and walls of dust. Driving through a dust storm can be dangerous and ill-advised, no matter where you are.
PHOENIX – As the National Weather Service forecasts another round of monsoon storms in Arizona this week, drivers should use extreme caution and make plans to avoid hazardous conditions that heavy...
It's easy to think running water on a roadway isn't a big threat. But you would be wrong. Your car can be swept away in just 12 inches of water.
Is your car rainstorm ready? Monsoon season is here and it's important for you and your car to be ready.
Be prepared! Take our latest Monsoon Awareness Quiz to make sure you're ready to hit the road this season.
Interstate 10 drivers between Eloy and Picacho Peak should expect something very different this summer when storms hit: reduced speed limits, speed feedback signs and new overhead boards that display urgent safety messages.
In addition to learning more about monsoon season safety, we're encouraging you to create your own sign to keep people from driving into a dangerous dust storm.