Monday, May 25, 2015
Current Weather
Loading Current Weather....
Published: Tuesday, 8/20/2013


Michigan declares its 
3rd Ozone Action Day


Forecasts for hot, humid, and sunny weather have prompted officials in southeast Michigan to declare just the third Ozone Action Day of the summer for a nine-county area.

The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments declaration urges residents and visitors to minimize driving, delay refueling vehicles until evening, and otherwise reducing activities that contribute hydrocarbon pollution to the air. Heat and sunshine increase that pollution’s reactions in the atmosphere that produce low-level ozone and smog, which make breathing difficult for people with respiratory problems.

The SEMCOG-covered area includes Monroe County, along with six counties to the north in metro Detroit. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality issued its own air-quality alerts for all seven counties plus Lenawee and Hillsdale.

Recommended for You

Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. If a comment violates these standards or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.

Related stories