CITIES call another ozone alert

Monday, August 6th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

TULSA, Okla. (AP) _ Tulsa and Oklahoma City have declared ozone alert days for Monday.

The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality urged residents to limit driving, avoid using gas-powered lawn equipment and wait to fill auto gas tanks until after sundown to reduce ozone buildup.

Emissions combine with sunny, windless conditions to form ozone, which can create respiratory problems in children, the elderly and asthmatics.

Following the speed limit also reduces pollution emissions.

Bus rides are free in Tulsa on ozone alert days. In Oklahoma City, it's 25 cents for a bus ride on alert days.

Alert conditions are prevalent from May to September.