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Air quality advisory issued for Anchorage, Eagle River

By KTVA CBS 11 News 9:13 PM January 30, 2014

As the air and road surfaces dry, fine particles stirred up by traffic become airborne.

ANCHORAGE – The air you’re breathing may not be that healthy right now.

The Anchorage Department of Health and Human Services issued a health advisory for Anchorage and Eagle River.

Melting and road sanding recently deposited sediments onto roads. As the air and road surfaces dry, officials said, fine particles stirred up by traffic become airborne.

With these cold and dry conditions, the department urges those with heart and lung ailments — such as asthma, bronchitis and emphysema — to avoid high-traffic areas.

The National Weather Service said these conditions will stick around for the next several days.

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