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B.C. Environment Ministry issues Vanderhoof & Houston air quality advisory

B.C. Environment Ministry issues Vanderhoof & Houston air quality advisory

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VANCOUVER B.C.’s Ministry of Environment issued an air quality advisory for Vanderhoof & Houston on Wednesday.

According to the ministry, stagnant winter conditions have led to elevated levels of pollution, which can prove dangerous for some. It suggested that people stay indoors to reduce their exposure.

Although it did not give a time frame, it stated that high concentrations fine particulate matter would continue to exist until weather conditions change.

Fog advisories were also issued to Vancouver Island, the Sunshine Coast and Metro Vancouver as well as the central and western Fraser Valley.

According to the ministry, dense fog is expected to lift Wednesday afternoon and then redevelop overnight.

It warned that visibility may be reduced to nearly zero and urged drivers not to speed up, to watch out for tail lights and to be ready to stop.

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This report was published by The Canadian Press Jan. 26, 2022.

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