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WATCH | Dust storm sweeps through outback NSW

Experts issue a warning

Listener Olivia sent Ben Fordham a video of the dust storm sweeping its way through across the New South Wales outback.

A cold front generating strong winds is moving towards New South Wales and it could whip up a dust storm, impacting Sydney and Canberra.

NSW Health has issued a warning to asthmatics.

The weather bureau says it could rival the dust storm that turned Sydney red back in 2009.

“It’s so thick, you can’t see more than a few metres in front of you,” says Ben Fordham.

See the footage at White Cliffs below 

The video sent in by White Cliffs Hotel pub manager Olivia shows the dusty pink haze rushing past the hotel’s windows.

Olivia tells Ben “it felt like we were on Mars”.

“It was bloody incredible. I’ve never seen anything like that before in my life.

“It was like an apocalyptic feel to it.”

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Listener Bear from Broken Hill tells Ross Greenwood a few power lines have come down as a result.

The owner of a car dealership, he says his team were nearly in tears because they’ve now got 86 new cars to wash.

“But everything looks like it’s got the best part of about two or three millimetres of topsoil all over it.

“I hope that everyone’s had their house locked up.”

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Experts issue a warning