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Last updated 5:34PM ET
February 25, 2021
Code Orange Air Quality Alert in Jefferson and Shelby Counties
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - Another Code Orange Air Quality alert is in effect today for Jefferson and Shelby counties due to elevated levels of ozone pollution. Yesterday a thick gray blanket of air could be seen over greater Birmingham. The extreme heat predicted for the day will also affect people susceptible to ozone. Individuals with respiratory ailments along with the very young and elderly could have trouble breathing during the day.

People are being asked to reduce driving, avoid drive through windows and refrain from using power equipment, like lawn mowers.

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