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Air quality alert issued for portions of Kern County

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Posted at 3:48 PM, Jan 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-27 18:48:51-05

HANFORD, Calif. (KERO) — The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District has issued an air quality alert for the valley portion of Kern County.

On Wednesday afternoon the district issued the warning as a result of high winds blowing dust into the air. The alert will be in effect until Thursday at 8 a.m.

According to the district, "exposure to particle pollution can cause serious health problems" and residents should use caution when venturing outside.