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September 11, 2013 12:00 AM

Bad air still hanging over Merced, rest of the valley

Responding to increasing levels of smog pollution, the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution District on Monday issued an air alert and urged residents with breathing conditions to stay indoors. Smog levels have spiked in recent weeks due to increased motor vehicle traffic after school resumed in the valley, the pollution district said. Winds continue carrying smoke from the Rim fire in Stanislaus National Forest and Yosemite National Park into the valley, and conditions are not expected to improve until early next week, according to the National Weather Service in Hanford.

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