Ozone Alert for Tulsa continues Tuesday

Monday, June 24th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Monday was an Ozone Alert day in Tulsa and Tuesday will be one too. Oklahoma's Department of Environmental Quality is asking residents to do their part to keep Tulsa's air clean.

Residents were asked Monday to carpool with a friend, ride a bike or walk Monday. It's an effort to reduce the pollution in Tulsa's air. Ozone is the clear gas formed by pollutants such as fumes from cars and lawn mowers.

Oklahoma’s Department of Environmental Quality and the National Weather Service developed a model to predict the days when high ozone levels occur, typically between May and September on days when the temperatures are high; the winds are light and no rainfall. Some of the things you can do on an Ozone Alert Day as we mentioned before, carpool or walk or ride your bike.

If you can, drive without your air conditioner. You can also take the bus, they're free on Alert Days and you don't have to show your driver's license. And if you fill up your gas tank, try to fill it up late in the evening. And avoid mowing your lawn.

Some of these things maybe a little tough to do on a warm days like Monday but it's all to help out Tulsa's environment. Again, Tuesday is also an Ozone Alert day.