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When Haboob Haikus made the news all the way in New Zealand, we started to realize this Twitter challenge of ours was really taking off! Who could have guessed that #HaboobHaiku would end up yielding more than 500 stories in worldwide media outlets?
dust storm on highway
We're headed into monsoon season (the official start is today) and those dusty, unpredictable storms are on their way...
Dust storm over city
We've been pretty entrenched in social media this week so we thought we'd take this opportunity to answer a question we get asked from time to time... Why, as a state agency, does ADOT commit resources to social media?
developing dust storm
Since yesterday we’ve received a number of really inspired Haboob Haikus. We are overwhelmed by the creativity that’s out there! Have you had the chance to submit a poem yet?
dust storm on highway
Our mission this week is massive and we’ve got to admit, we are going to need a little help. We’re trying to spread the word on monsoon and dust storm safety and we want to reach as many people as possible, which is where you come in!
At ADOT we always want to give drivers a warning of what’s coming up on the road ahead... Whether it’s an impending freeway closure or a new type of traffic signal, we try our very best to get the word out ahead of time so motorists know what to expect. But, sometimes something will impact our roads (and the ability to drive them) quickly and without much notice, making it all the more difficult to get the message out.
Trees
A three-day weekend is coming up and that means a lot of people will be hitting the road… It’s the perfect time to take a road trip, but it’s also wildfire season and we’ve all got to be a bit more careful in this dry, desert climate we live.
Late last week a travel alert went out to warn drivers of some heavy smoke present near SR 69 due to the Gladiator Fire burning near Crown King.
Large barrel shaped containers filled with sand designed to cushion crashes
What’s filled with sand, weighs up to 1,400 pounds and is designed to save lives? If you answered a sand barrel crash cushion, you’re correct! And, if you didn’t have a guess then you’re probably asking: What’s a sand barrel crash cushion?
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Cocker Spaniel pup sports an cast after being injured on an Arizona Highway
It goes without saying that pets and highways are a dangerous combination. Still, thousands of dogs and cats end up on Arizona’s highways every year often suffering serious or fatal injuries and contributing to motor vehicle crashes.
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