Air Quality Action Day has been declared for Susquehanna Valley on Friday, Jun 21

 Forecast
Friday, Jun 21: 105 AQI Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups Ozone
70 AQI Moderate Particle Pollution (2.5 microns)

Extended Forecast
Saturday, Jun 22: 112 AQI Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups Ozone
80 AQI Moderate Particle Pollution (2.5 microns)

Here are some Air Quality Action Day tips you can follow to help reduce pollution:

Days when ozone levels are expected to be high:

* Conserve electricity and set your air conditioner at a higher temperature.
* Choose a cleaner commute—share a ride to work or use public transportation. Bicycle or walk to errands when possible.
* Refuel cars and trucks after dusk.
* Combine errands and reduce trips.
* Limit engine idling.
* Use household, workshop, and garden chemicals in ways that keep evaporation to a minimum, or try to delay using them when poor air quality is forecast.

This forecast is brought to you by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) and the Air Quality Partnership of the Susquehanna Valley.

 

Clean Air Board Community Meeting, Sept. 1, 2011, 7 pm

“Is IdleAir Making a Comeback in Central Pennsylvania?”

Cynthia Perthuis will provide an update about efforts to restore IdleAir service to central Pennsylvania.  IdleAir allows truck drivers to turn off their diesel engines and still enjoy heating, cooling, standard electric inside and outside the cab.

The presentation will be held at the Second Presbyterian Church, 528 Garland Drive, Carlisle, PA 17013, on Sept. 1, at 7 pm.   Join us for a discussion of this important topic and other air quality issues.

Read the article in the Carlisle Sentinel:  http://www.cumberlink.com/news/local/article_4155fee2-d511-11e0-93e9-001cc4c002e0.html?mode=story

Clean Air Board Community Meeting, June 2, 2011, 7 pm

“Reducing Diesel Particulate Emissions from Construction Projects”

CAB will look at successful projects which reduced particulate emissions from diesel engines at construction sites.

The presentation will be held at the Second Presbyterian Church, 528 Garland Drive, Carlisle, PA 17013, on June 2, at 7 pm.   Join us for a discussion of this important topic.

Carlisle Road Diet Implementation

Work is expected to begin on implementation of the Carlisle Borough road diet next month, according to a report made to the Borough Council this week. The traffic calming plan, which CAB supports and helped fund, involves changing the two main thoroughfares in town (Hanover and High Streets) from two narrow travel lanes in each direction to one lane each way.

There will be dedicated left-turn lanes at cross streets and bike lanes as well as more room for maneuvering in and out of parking places. With smart signals and the dedicated left-turn lanes, the engineers project that traffic flow will be at least as good as it is now. Since pedestrians will only have to cross three lanes (one travel lane each direction and the left-turn lane), those of us who walk will be able to cross the street more quickly, reducing the time needed for “walk” signals.

The net result is expected to make Carlisle more pedestrian and bike friendly, result in a more pleasant center-of-town experience, and still provide efficient travel and emergency access through town.

Air Quality Action Day has been declared for Susquehanna Valley, PA, on Thursday, Jul 8

Air Quality Action Day has been declared for Susquehanna Valley, PA, on Thursday, Jul 8
Tomorrow’s Forecast
Thursday, Jul 8: 107 AQI Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups Particle Pollution (2.5 microns)
103 AQI Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups Ozone

Air Quality Action Day Declared for Sunday, June 27

A(n) Air Quality Action Day has been declared for Susquehanna Valley, PA, on Sunday, Jun 27
Tomorrow’s Forecast
Sunday, Jun 27: 102 AQI Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups Ozone

Here are some Air Quality Action Day tips you can follow to help reduce pollution:

Days when ozone levels are expected to be high:

* Conserve electricity and set your air conditioner at a higher temperature.
* Choose a cleaner commute—share a ride to work or use public transportation. Bicycle or walk to errands when possible.
* Refuel cars and trucks after dusk.
* Combine errands and reduce trips.
* Limit engine idling.
* Use household, workshop, and garden chemicals in ways that keep evaporation to a minimum, or try to delay using them when poor air quality is forecast.

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