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UPDATE: Ozone alert extended in Las Vegas area

Posted at 1:31 PM, Jun 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-07 11:53:30-04

The ozone alert has been extended until Wednesday in the Las Vegas area.

The alert was issued by the Clark County Department of Air Quality.

At this time, “unhealthy for sensitive groups” levels of ozone are occurring and are expected to continue into this afternoon and evening. People who may be most sensitive to elevated levels of ozone include individuals with respiratory problems, cardiac disease, young children or senior citizens.

RELATED: What is ozone and where is it in the atmosphere?

Clark County Air Quality officials will continue to monitor conditions and will post an update on the forecast page of the DAQ website if needed. The website also contains data on current and past conditions. Click here for the forecast page.

Here are some tips to help reduce ozone pollution:

-- Fill up your gas tank after sunset and don’t top off your tank.
-- Plan errands so they can be done in one trip.
-- Limit the use of outdoor fireplaces, grills, fire pits and gasoline-powered lawn equipment.
-- Use mass transit or carpool if possible.