Air Quality Advisory Continues
Prince George, B.C. – The Air Quality Advisory issued for Prince George continues today as the 24 hour rolling average of fine particulates (PM 2.5) remains above provincial targets.
The Provincial target is 25 micrograms per cubic meter, and at 9 this morning, the 24hour hour average concentration in Prince George was 33 µg/m3
The Air Quality Advisory issued for Vanderhoof and Smithers also remains in effect. the 24 hour average concentration in Vanderhoof was sitting at 55 micrograms per cubic meter, and at Smithers, the reading was 28
The Ministry of the Environment says the pollutants are being trapped in the region by low wind speeds and a deep inversion. The conditions are expected to slowly break down overnight tonight, though cold air will remain pooled in valley bottoms.
Air quality may not improve until later tomorrow afternoon, unless emissions are reduced.