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WINTER WEATHER-AIR ALERT
Cold weather, other conditions lead to unhealthy air alert in central Ohio
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 6:49 AM EST
The frigid winter weather in central Ohio is causing an unexpected problem — unhealthy air.
That means older people, children and those with breathing disorders should limit strenuous or prolonged outdoor activities. The alert is for Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Knox, Licking and Madison counties.
Planning commission spokeswoman Evelyn Ebert says light winds, low temperatures and high pressure worked together to force soot closer to the ground. She says it hasn't happened since February 2009.