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Valley Air Alert Still in Effect

Valley Air Alert Still in Effect

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District reminds an Air Alert to curb vehicle emissions which can lead to higher ozone levels is in effect for the first week of September.

The district issued an Ar Alert for Aug. 23 through Aug. 29 and thanks to the cooperation of residents and businesses, no community in the district exceeded federal, health- based ozone standards. Doing so can lead to large fines.

Drivers are asked to continue to  refrain from unnecessary vehicle trips and vehicle idling and using drive-through services. Carpooling, vanpooling and using alternative methods of travel and transit are encouraged.

Businesses are asked to offer flexible schedules and telecommuting.

The Air Alert is in effect through Sept. 8.

Source: San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District

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