WEATHER & ROADS: Air quality advisory issued in Franklin County

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U.S. Highway 91 in Franklin County.

IDAHO FALLS — The National Weather Service has issued a air quality advisory Wednesday in Franklin County due to elevated pollutant levels in the air. A stable atmosphere with little wind is preventing pollutants from drifting outside the area.

As a result, residential wood burning restrictions have been put in place inside the county until at least 10 a.m. Thursday.

Individuals with inherent sensitivity to increased particulate levels are encouraged to avoid prolonged physical exertion outside. At these levels there is an increasing likelihood of respiratory symptoms and increased aggravation of asthma and/or lung ailments, according to NWS officials.

For more information please access the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality website at http://airquality.deq.idaho.gov.

SEE THE 7-DAY FORECAST HERE

Wednesday’s Forecast:

Idaho Falls, Rigby and Rexburg

It’ll be mostly sunny today with patchy freezing fog in the morning. Highs of 25 to 32 degrees are expected with north winds of up to 10 mph. It’ll clear up at night with some fog after midnight, lows of 5 to 13 degrees and continued light winds.

Pocatello, Chubbuck and Blackfoot

It’ll be sunny today with patchy freezing fog in the morning. Highs of 25 to 32 degrees are expected with northwest winds around 10 mph. Things will clear up at night with some fog after midnight, lows of 6 to 13 degrees and continued winds of 10 mph.

Dubois, St. Anthony, Ashton, Island Park, Driggs, and Victor

It’ll be mostly sunny today with highs of 23 to 30 degrees. It’ll be partly cloudy at night with lows of -1 to 9 degrees.

Arco, Challis, and Mackay

The weather will be sunny today with some patchy freezing fog in the early morning. Highs of 25 to 32 degrees are expected. It’ll be clear at night with lows of 6 to 16 degrees.

Henry, Soda Springs, Downey, and Lava Hot Springs

The sun will be out today with highs of 24 to 31 degrees. It’ll be cloudy at night with lows of -1 to 9 degrees.

Road Report:

The following roads are listed as in fair condition due to icy patches on the roadway.

  • Idaho Highway 36 between Preston and Ovid
  • Idaho Highway 29 between Leadore and the Montana border

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