Dust advisory continues in Vernon. (Parker Crook - Morning Star)

Dust warning still in effect for Vernon

Enivronment Ministry, Interior Health maintain dust advisory warning until further notice

The Environment Ministry’s special air quality statement for the North Okanagan still stands, three days later.

A Road Dust Advisory has been issued in Vernon due to high concentrations of coarse particulate matter that is expected to persist until rain or snow falls, or dust control methods are put into effect, reads the notice that was updated Friday.

The advisory will remain in effect until further notice.

Exposure during dusty conditions is of concern for infants, elderly and those with lung or heart disease or diabetes.

Individuals with chronic medical conditions should avoid exercise near busy roads where levels of dust are highest until the advisory is lifted.

The dust advisory, updated at 2:57 a.m., Feb. 21, was put in place in collaboration by the ministry and Interior Health.

Visit airhealth.ca for information to reduce your health risk and for current and forecast AQHI values.

Real-time air quality observations can be found online here.

READ MORE: Railroad police on patrol in Vernon

READ MORE: VIDEO: Protesters set up beside Vernon highway


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Environment Canada weather

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Okanagan Telus customers’ service interrupted

Equipment failure caused a service disruption in parts of Western Canada Tuesday

LUCK involved in new Vernon online campaign

Two Vernon women create giveLUCK to hear about the “beauty of humanity” in these troubled times

Don’t take hair into your own hands, urge Okanagan stylists

New Vernon shop expects high demand come May, since opening delayed

Virtual physio connects patients with Vernon practitioners

Many local physiotherapists are ready to assist, online

Burning permits doused in pair of North Okanagan electoral areas

Regional District of North Okanagan Areas B and C cancel permits to combat COVID-19 virus

‘The Office’ star John Krasinski offers Some Good News in trying times

‘The human spirit still found a way to break through and blow us all away’

COLUMN: Summerland council taking stock of its finances in wake of COVID-19

Municipality must examine effect of pandemic on budget items

Neighbours surprise Shuswap health-care worker with show of appreciation

Residents in subdivision greet neighbour on return from work at Salmon Arm hospital

Canada to spend $2B more on procuring medical supplies for COVID-19 fight

Government has signed deals with three companies

World COVID-19 updates: Putin may be exposed; 30,000 prisoners released

Comprehensive news update from around the world as of Tuesday, March 31.

Canada expands 75% wage subsidy to COVID-19 affected businesses of all sizes: Trudeau

Program will provide up to $847 per week for each worker

‘This is no joke’: B.C. woman in Alberta hospital asks people to stay home during COVID-19

‘I want people to start listening to what the doctors are saying. This is no joke, please stay home’

Rest stops barring washroom access to truckers a ‘huge problem’ as COVID-19 spreads

Teamsters Canada says truckers are increasingly being denied warm meals

Most Read