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Air Quality Advisory issued for multiple counties across Northeast Ohio

Air Quality Alert
Posted at 2:27 PM, Nov 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-19 14:37:27-05

An Air Quality Advisory has been issued for several counties in Northeast Ohio through Wednesday.

The alert is for Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage and Summit counties.

According to the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA), the air quality levels are unhealthy for “sensitive groups” such as children, the elderly and individuals with breathing difficulties.

NOACA said that stale, stagnant air and pollution are building up in the area due to the high humidity, low wind and fog. Wednesday's weather conditions are much the same, but the wind and rain expected on Thursday should clear out the stale air and pollution, said Power of 5 Meteorologist Bryan Shaw.

NOACA is urging everyone to reduce air pollution by taking alternate forms of transportation such as biking or walking or public transportation. Other tips include turning off your engine instead of letting it idle, refilling your gas tank after sunset and holding off on mowing your lawn.