Dust Advisory for PG
Prince George, B.C.-A dust advisory has been issued for Prince George due to high levels of coarse particles (PM10) in the atmosphere.
The current (7am) rolling 24 hour average for PM10 is 52.8 micrograms per cubic metres while the hourly PM10 Concentration is 62.2 micrograms per cubic metre. The provincial target is 50 micrograms per cubic metre.
This air quality episode is caused by high levels of road dust which is being kicked up as traffic moves over roads that have been not yet been cleared of winter traction materials.
The advisory means that under the City of Prince George Clean Air Bylaw – No person shall undertake any sweeping or maintenance of highways or off street parking, loading, or storage areas at any time when an air quality advisory is in effect, unless approved by an Authorized Person on the basis that dust suppression measures satisfactory to the Authorized Person will be taken to control fugitive dust.