EL PASO, Texas (KFOX14) — Strong gusts are expected in the El Paso and Las Cruces areas on Wednesday.
The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for the borderland area and warns people of the dangers of traveling through the gusts.
KFOX14 Meteorologist, Brad Montgomery, said winds will likely begin to increase on Wednesday morning, with the strongest winds moving in midday.
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The New Mexico Department of Transportation issued a travel advisory for the state.
NMDOT will monitor roadway conditions with law enforcement.
In a press release, NMDOT said to monitor local forecast conditions prior to traveling.
Roadway advisories will be posted on www.nmroads.com or you can call 511.
If you approach a dust storm, here are some tips from NMDOT:
The City of El Paso asked residents to help reduce windblown trash by not rolling out recycling bins to the curb on high wind days.
Collection of trash and recyclable's will still continue as normal on Wednesday according to Nicolas Ybarra, the assistant director of environmental services.
Ybarra said if residents trash or recycle bin is not full and can wait until the next scheduled pickup, he encourages them to wait to put out the bin to avoid windblown litter.
A press release from the city stated residents can help by following these tips:
Ybarra added that if residents come home from work and are unable to find their bin, they can call 212-6000 to receive a new trash bin.
However, if the blue recycle bin is lost, residents will be required to take a class about recycling to receive a new bin per city rules.
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