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Monday, December 22  •  37°Light Drizzle Air Quality: Yellow
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Today: High 37° Low 37°
Light RainAir Quality: Yellow
Tue: High 49° Low 45°
AM ShowersAir Quality: Yellow
Wed: High 65° Low 54°
RainAir Quality: Yellow
Thu: High 53° Low 34°
Partly CloudyAir Quality: Green
Fri: High 55° Low 37°
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Schedule of Services for the Christmas Holiday Week -- Updated 12/22/2014 12:38:16 PM

All City of Alexandria government offices will be closed on Wednesday, December 24; Thursday, December 25; and Friday, December 26, in observance of the Christmas holidays. Residential refuse and recycling will be collected on Wednesday, December 24. There is no collection scheduled on Thursday, December 25; and Thursday’s collection will take place on Friday, December 26.

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Code Red Air Quality Alert Issued for Friday, July 18

The Washington Metropolitan Council of Governments has issued a Code Red air quality forecast for tomorrow, July 18. This forecast means air quality is expected to be unhealthy for all individuals. Children, the elderly and individuals with heart or respiratory ailments, emphysema, asthma or chronic bronchitis should restrict outdoor activities. Healthy individuals should limit strenuous outdoor work or exercise and outdoor activities.

In order to reduce emissions and prevent high levels of ground-level ozone from forming, all are strongly urged to

  • Limit driving, and when possible, combine errands.
  • Use area bus and rail lines, or share a ride to work. Alexandria’s DASH and most of the region’s major bus companies offer free service on Code Red Alert Days.
  • Avoid mowing lawns or using other gasoline-powered equipment.
  • Refuel vehicles after dusk.

For more information on ground-level ozone and how you can help, visit www.mwcog.org/environment/air/forecast/, call Office of Environmental Quality, Transportation & Environmental Services, at 703.838.4334, or visit alexandriava.gov/airquality