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 Today – June 29th

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) has declared that today Thursday June 29th is another Air Quality Action Day in our region for Particulate Matter (PM 2.5). 

High levels of fine particulates are forecasted and the Air Quality Index is expected to be in the Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups range Thursday, before conditions improve late Thursday into Friday.

St. Joseph County Department of Health issued a public health advisory for people with heart or lung conditions, older adults, children and teens and recommended moving physical activities indoors or keeping outdoor activities short to reduce exposure. The County Health Officer restricted burning during this time – including celebratory fires, farm burning, residential burning, and camp fires (County Code 92.03).

Ozone

Moderate

Particulate Matter (PM 2.5)

Unhealthy

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

Sensitive groups should reduce or avoid exertion and heavy work outdoors during these conditions. These individuals are particularly at risk after several days of exposure to high particulate levels.

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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