Dust Advisory UPDATE

UPDATE: Thursday morning:The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, in collaboration with the Interior Health Authority, has ended the Dust Advisory issued on March 4 for Vernon due to high concentrations of coarse particulates. Changing weather conditions have contributed to improving air quality, and this is expected to continue over the next few days.

 

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The Ministry of Environment and Interior Health have re-issued a dust advisory due to higher than desired levels of coarse particulates recorded at the Vernon Science Centre this morning, reducing air quality.

The increased dust is mainly caused by winter traction material getting stirred-up by road traffic, and it can be a health issue for people with breathing problems.

“Persons with chronic underlying medical conditions should postpone strenuous exercise until the advisory is lifted."

The high levels are expected to continue until there is a change in the weather, which could be Wednesday when periods of snow are forecast.