New Traffic alert – Charles St from Lincolnway East to Vistula Rd restricted to thru traffic. (6/4-8/16) Access to Twin Branch Park and parking lot is open. NIPSCO has also notified the City of Mishawaka that a very necessary and immediate repair/maintenance is going to take place on their 16″ Steel Pipeline on southbound 331.  There will be partial lane closure southbound 331 starting Wednesday, 6/5/2024 on 331 near Dragoon Trail and Dragoon Trail will be closed west of 331 (1,600 feet) for excavation.  The work may take longer than five days to complete. It will most likely take crews five days to repair the line with additional days to do inspection and clean up/restore the excavation area. NIPSCO is looking at closer to being in that area for two weeks.    
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Air Quality Action Day – Ozone and Particulate Matter

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) has declared that today and tomorrow July 24th and 25th  are Air Quality Action Days in north central Indiana.

AirNow.gov forecasts that both Ozone and Particulate Matter (PM2.5) will be Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups, due to hot sunny weather and wildfire smoke moving back into the region.

Ozone

Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups

Even if the forecast is Orange (unhealthy for sensitive groups), there may be times during the day when air quality is OK for outdoor activities. Ozone is often lower in the morning. Check current air quality to see if it is a good time for you to be active outdoors.

Particulate Matter (PM 2.5)

Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups

Fine particulate matter settles deep into the lungs and cannot be easily exhaled.

Sensitive Groups should take steps to reduce their exposure including shortening the amount of time active outdoors or choosing less strenuous activities.

Do your part to help clean the air by taking action!

  1. Carpool or use public transportation
  2. Avoid using gas-powered equipment
  3. Turn off engines instead of idling
  4. Do not burn trash or other debris
  5. Use propane gas instead of charcoal when grilling

 

For more information about actions you can take, visit the Clean Air Michiana website. If you have questions, contact MACOG at 574-287-1829 or macogdir@macog.com.

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