Tulsa remains under an Ozone Alert

Friday, September 2nd 2005, 2:24 pm
By: News On 6

Tulsa is under an Ozone Alert for the entire Labor Day weekend.

Residents are urged to avoid driving if possible, those who do drive are asked to carpool or use public transportation.

Refuel cars in the evening, don't top off the tank and turn the air conditioner off during the morning. And avoid using gas-powered lawn mowers and other yard or garden equipment.

Children and people with respiratory diseases such as asthma should avoid exerting themselves when outdoors.

Ground-level ozone is the prime component of smog and is intensified by strong sunlight when there is little wind.