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 Tomorrow – June 28th

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) has declared that tomorrow June 28th is an 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 range. Current air monitor readings across the state are rising as the Canadian wildfire plume moves from north to south.

Currently, the Air Quality Index is Very Unhealthy at 227. Forecast models are all pointing toward very high levels today and Wednesday. More information can be found on the Air Now Fire and Smoke Map.

Ozone

Moderate

Particulate Matter (PM 2.5)

Unhealthy

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

Everyone should reduce or avoid exertion and heavy work outdoors during these conditions. Sensitive groups 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. Bike, Walk, carpool, or take the bus
  2. Perform regular vehicle maintenance
  3. Conserve fuel by combining trips
  4. Refuel your car in the evening
  5. Reduce engine idling time

 

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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