By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Department of Environmental Protection has issued a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for most of Southwestern Pennsylvania.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: Clear Skies, Sunny Sunday
The issue is in effect for Monday, August 10 for Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Washington, and Westmoreland counties.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Area Residents Still Receiving Chase Bank Cards They Did Not Sign Up For
A Code Orange alert is issued when weather conditions are expected to cause air quality to represent unhealthy pollution levels for sensitive groups of people.
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- Setting air conditioners to higher temperatures to conserve electricity
- Reducing numbers of trips using vehicles
- Refueling cars and trucks after dark