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UPDATE: Special air quality statement for Lavington is over

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December 16, 2017 - 2:38 PM

UPDATE: 2:35 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017

VERNON - Environment Canada has ended it's special weather statement for Lavington.

Forecasters says elevated pollution levels are no longer expected or have moved out of the area.


1:02 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, 2017

VERNON - A special air quality statement has been issued for the North Okanagan due to elevated pollution levels.

Elevated pollution levels are expected or occurring in Lavington, according to the Environment Canada special air quality statement issued this afternoon, Dec. 15.

The statement was issued because there are high concentrations of fine particulates, Environment Canada says. Residents should expect the statement to remain in effect until weather conditions change.

If you have a chronic medical condition, Interior Health Authority says you should postpone strenuous exercise until the advisory is lifted. Staying indoors helps to reduce fine-particulate exposure. Infants, elderly, and people with diabetes, and lung or heart disease are of particular concern.

For more information on current air quality go here.

Find information on how to reduce your health risk, as well as current and forecast air quality health index values here.

For the very latest weather warnings, forecasts and weather conditions go to the Environment Canada website.

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