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22 Jul 2014 New traffic alert regarding Liberty Tunnel
New traffic alert regarding Liberty Tunnel Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:30:56 -0400 The painting project inside the outbound Liberty Tunnel that has caused the lanes to be closed since last week has moved to the other side, as well. Starting Monday, there will be temporary closures on the inbound side. The lanes will close at 8 p.m. each night and reopen the following morning at 6...
22 Jul 2014 Holy Family is showing compassion by welcoming immigrant children: Holy Family’s aid
There’s no shortage of bluff and bluster about the Central American child immigrants who have been flooding across the southern border. Former Rep. Ron Paul, a Republican from Texas, declared the nation’s hospitals “under siege” from immigrants wanting “free everything,” while Rep. Louie Gohmert, a current Republican from Texas, declared that “our continued existence is at risk.” More...
18 Jul 2014 Peduto will do marriages once a month to handle 'hundreds of requests'
Peduto will do marriages once a month to handle 'hundreds of requests' Fri, 18 Jul 2014 06:31:47 -0400 Bill Peduto has become the marrying mayor of Pittsburgh. Peduto said he has received so many requests to perform marriage ceremonies that he will block off time one Thursday each month for them. This article was written by Channel 11's news exchange partners at TribLIVE. “I've gotten...
16 Jul 2014 Grand Prix Organizers Expecting Record Number Of Classic Cars This Year
Grand Prix Organizers Expecting Record Number Of Classic Cars This Year Tue, 15 Jul 2014 21:55:19 +0000 http://cbspittsburgh.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/grandprix.jpg?w=150One by one, vintage vehicles roll out of the past and into a lot at the Waterfront Mall. The owners are proud to show them...

Sniff, huh, wha...
  What is that smell?
Picture a warm day followed by a cool night. As dusk passes into night, a smell encroaches. It is a not a smell of honeysuckle or sweetness. It is a noxious smell, a mixture of exhaust and chemicals, caused by a weather phenomenon called inversion.

As explained by Mrs. Graham, Section Head of Air Quality Planning at the Allegheny County Health Department, an inversion occurs when the ground temperature is cooler than the air above, causing pollution to be trapped near the ground and your nose.

Normally air temperature gets cooler as altitude increases, allowing pollution to rise and float away. However, if the air temperature is cooler near the ground than it is at a higher altitude, even by a couple of degrees, a bad smell can occur.
  Notice a bad smell?
Call the Allegheny County Foul Odor Hotline at 412-687-ACHD (2243) to report the smell or visit GASP to learn more about air quality issues.

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