Dust Advisory issued for Fort St. John Area

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UPDATE: Due to improving air quality, the Ministry of Environment in collaboration with the Northern Health Authority has ended the dust advisory for Fort St. John.

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — A dust advisory this year has been issued in Fort St. John through the Ministry of Environment and Northern Health.

According to an alert sent out by the Weather Network, high concentrations of ‘coarse particulate matter’ are expected to persist until the afternoon. The alert also states that levels seem to be highest around busy roads and industrial operations.

Anyone with chronic underlying medical conditions should put off exercise near busy streets until the advisory is lifted.

This advisory will be in effect until further notice.

For more information on current air quality, see BC Air Quality.