Tuesday, July 25, 2017

High Ozone Levels Forecasted for Wednesday

Posted By on Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 3:46 PM

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The ozone levels in the Memphis and surrounding areas are expected to reach code orange classification on Wednesday, making the air "unhealthy for sensitive groups," according to a release by the Shelby County Health Department.  

As a result, SCHD recommends that individuals drive less, by combining errands, carpooling, or taking public transit.

The Health Department also suggests refueling cars after 7:00 p.m., while avoiding spills and topping off tanks.

The release advises individuals, especially those who are active or have respiratory difficulties to limit outdoor activities, as high ozone levels can cause irritation of the eyes, nose, and lungs.

Due to the code orange forecast, the Memphis Area Transit Authority will offer 25 cent rides on all modes of public transit for Wednesday only.

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