Air Quality nearing dangerous levels

By: Lizz Marrs Email
By: Lizz Marrs Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - An inversion is not letting air out of the Grand Valley and could cause air quality to reach dangerous levels if it doesn't leave soon.

The inversion has been in place for nine days, causing the worst air quality the county has seen all winter.

If the inversion doesn't lift soon, the Mesa County Health Department may have to issue an advisory of moderate levels.

Officials at the Health Department say people sensitive to the air may need to be cautious. That category could include the elderly, young children, asthmatics, and those with lung diseases.

11 News will keep you posted if the Health Department issues an advisory.


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  • by Rex Location: Grand Junction on Jan 13, 2010 at 09:27 AM
    Why do you think that people are still burning wood? The smoke is almost hugging the ground. It must be one of those things that nobody enforces like sidewalk snow removal. Wood burning is one of those things where everybody has to suffer for the enjoyment of a few.
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