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: Seven Springs Opens For The Season This Weekend
The issue is in effect for Sunday, August 9 for Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Washington, and Westmoreland counties.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Public Safety Urging People To Behave Responsibly During Pitt ACC Championship Game
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.
Residents are encouraged to help reduce air pollution on Code Orange days by:
- Setting air conditioners to higher temperatures to conserve electricity
- Reducing numbers of trips using vehicles
- Refueling cars and trucks after dark