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Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule of Services -- Updated 11/25/2014 10:55:23 AM
All City of Alexandria government offices will be closed on Thursday, November 27, and Friday, November 28, in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Residential trash and recycling will be collected on Thanksgiving Day, November 27, beginning at 6 a.m.
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Page updated Jun 10, 2008 8:50 AM
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   June 9, 2008      

CODE ORANGE AIR QUALITY ALERT ISSUED FOR TUESDAY, JUNE 10

The Washington Metropolitan Council of Governments has issued a code orange air quality alert for Tuesday, June 10. This forecast means air quality is expected to be unhealthy for individuals in sensitive groups. 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. Approximately 60 to 70 percent of the pollutants that cause ground-level ozone are created from vehicles, lawn mowers, other garden equipment and common household products.

In order to prevent high levels of ozone from forming:

  • Limit driving and when possible, combine trips or telework.
  • Use area bus and rail lines or carpool.
  • Avoid mowing lawns with gasoline-powered motors.
  • Refuel vehicles after dusk. Avoid idling.
  • Use environmentally friendly products.
  • Conserve electricity; keep air conditioning no lower than 78 degrees.

For more information on air quality, visit www.alexandriava.gov/airquality or the Council of Governments web site at www.mwcog.org/environment/air/forecast.

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