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Thursday, July 4, 2019

07/04/19 Dense Smoke Advisory for the Kenai Peninsula

AKZ121-051400-
/O.COR.PAFC.SM.Y.0003.000000T0000Z-190706T0100Z/
Western Kenai Peninsula-
Including the cities of Kenai, Soldotna, Homer, and Cooper Landing
1251 PM AKDT Thu Jul 4 2019

...DENSE SMOKE ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM AKDT FRIDAY FOR THE INTERIOR KENAI PENINSULA...

* LOCATION...Interior Kenai Peninsula, including the Sterling Highway corridor from Sterling to Cooper Landing.

* SMOKE...Smoke from the Swan Lake fire will reduce visibilities to one quarter mile or less at times. The worst conditions will be overnight through the morning hours, with improvement during the afternoon and evening.

* TIMING...Through Friday.

* IMPACTS...Travel may be difficult due to low visibility. Persons with respiratory problems may have difficulty breathing when outside. For more information on Air Quality, please visit www.dec.alaska.gov.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A dense smoke advisory means widespread fires will create smoke, limiting visibilities. If driving, slow down, use your headlights, and leave plenty of distance ahead of you in case a sudden stop is needed. For the latest road conditions call 5 1 1 or visit 511.alaska.gov.



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