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The intersection of 20th Street and Grand Avenue can barely be seen this morning for waves of blowing dirt. (Brienne Green – Daily Press)

Due to extreme high winds, the Artesia Public Schools will be dismissing at 11:45 a.m. today.

Power has reportedly gone out at Yucca and Roselawn Elementary Schools and Park Junior High School.

As parents were informed earlier today, buses will not be running.