Windy weather makes for dusty borderland

Windy weather makes for dusty borderland

POSTED: Sunday, February 24, 2013 - 5:58pm

UPDATED: Sunday, February 24, 2013 - 6:18pm

The Sunday afternoon winds made for a very cloudy borderland with colder temperatures throughout the evening.

Visability was affected in various parts of town this afternoon by the wind.

"I just came down here from austin and the plane ride over here was so dirty and dusty it's pretty amazing I can't believe we landed the plane but we're here now," said Barnett Gelo, who flew in from Austin.

On Interstate 10 near the state line earlier this afternoon, visibility was limited with a lot of blowing dust in the area.

The Asarco smokestack was almost lost in the cloud dust Sunday afternoon.

Most motorists in the area drove with their lights on for safety.

Parks like Mission Hills on Stanton were virtual ghost towns.

El Pasoans said they're used to the wind and have different ways of dealing with the cold that comes along with it.

"I just have to hit the hot tub," Gelo said.

Others said the best way to deal with the wind is to stay indoors but they're used to it overall.

"Don't know, I just do," said Zane Brickey. "I've lived here for 22 years so I cope with it."


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