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WEATHER & ROADS: Poor air quality continues in Franklin County

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IDAHO FALLS — A freezing fog advisory was lifted in eastern Idaho on Friday morning.

However, an air quality advisory remains in effect 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 noon Saturday.

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

Friday’s Forecast:

Idaho Falls, Rigby and Rexburg

It’ll be sunny today with some patchy fog, highs of 23 to 30 degrees and light and variable winds. During the night, patchy fog and clouds are expected with lows of 7 to 14 degrees and continued light wind.

Pocatello, Chubbuck and Blackfoot

It’ll be mostly sunny today with some patchy fog throughout the day. Highs of 25 to 32 degrees are expected with light and variable winds. It’ll be cloudy at night with continued patchy fog, lows of 7 to 15 degrees and continued light winds.

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

It’s going to be sunny today with some patchy fog. Highs of 24 to 31 degrees are expected. It’ll be clear at night with a continued chance for fog and lows of 3 to 11 degrees.

Arco, Challis, and Mackay

It’s sunny today with highs of 30 to 40 degrees. It’ll be clear at night with some freezing fog after midnight.

Henry, Soda Springs, Downey, and Lava Hot Springs

It’ll be sunny today with highs of 27 to 34 degrees. During the night it’ll be clear with lows of 5 to 14 degrees.

Road Report:

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

  • Idaho Highway 29 between Leadore and the Montana border
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