Air Quality Warning For Thursday and Friday

Ozone levels in the air expected to be dangerous for sensitive groups

Hot and humid weather predicted for the next two days has prompted the state Department of Environmental Protection to issue an air quality warning.

The DEP warned on Thursday that sensitive groups — including the very old and very young, as well as those with medical conditions —  should avoid strenuous outdoor activity on Thursday and Friday as ozone levels in the air are expected to reach dangerous levels throughout the state.

Residents and businesses across New Jersey also are asked to avoid activities that could add to air pollution, such as vehicle use, lawn mowing, painting, and wood burning.

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly is forecasting hot and humid conditions in the area for the next two days, with high temperatures of 86 Thursday and 87 on Friday.

For more information on the air quality in the state, see: http://www.airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=airnow.local_state&stateid=31.


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