One of three roads closed over the weekend because of heavy winds that churned up sand and dust in the Whitewater Wash area, obscuring visibility, remained closed Monday morning, police said. The closures began at 4:30 a.m. Sunday, and included: --North Indian Canyon Drive between Garnet Avenue and Tramview Road, --North Gene Autry Trail between Salvia Road and East Via Escuela, and --Vista Chino between Clubhouse View Drive and Carmela Drive.
As of 8 a.m. today, North Gene Autry Trail between Salvia Road and East Via Escuela remained closed, but the other two roads were reopened, police said.
Police will keep that roadway closed until sand and other debris can be cleared. A National Weather Service wind advisory expired in the Coachella Valley 8 a.m. Highway 111 was not affected.
These conditions usually do not occur in June, police said. High winds are more common in the autumn months when temperatures are cooler.
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