High levels of ozone forecast for Saturday
Post-Tribune staff report June 15, 2012 9:30PM
Updated: July 17, 2012 12:52PM
Northwest Indiana is under a second day of caution for high ozone levels after the Department of Environmental Management expanded the high ozone forecast to include Saturday.
Lake, Porter and Laporte counties are all advised to conserve energy in order to help protect individuals sensitive to poor air quality. The same advisory was issued for Friday.
IDEM encourages people to walk, bike, carpool and use public transportation, avoid using the drive-through and combine errands into one trip. Avoiding the use of lawn mowers, turning off engines after 30 seconds of idling and keeping the air conditioner temperature to 75 degrees will all help reduce ozone.