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18 Aug 2018 PennDOT Updates Parkway East Restrictions For The Weekend
PennDOT Updates Parkway East Restrictions For The Weekend Sat, 18 Aug 2018 11:43:05 +0000 https://cbspittsburgh.files.wordpress.com/2018/08/parkway-east1.jpg?w=150There is a traffic alert for people planning to use the Parkway East this weekend, and PennDot issued a restrictions update on Saturday morning. More...
17 Aug 2018 Steelers Trounced By Packers 51-34 In Second Preseason Game
Steelers Trounced By Packers 51-34 In Second Preseason Game Fri, 17 Aug 2018 03:50:47 +0000 https://cbspittsburgh.files.wordpress.com/2018/08/joshua-dobbs-1017878854.jpg?w=150Tramon Williams had a 25-yard interception return for a touchdown on the first play from scrimmage of the Green Bay Packers' 51-34 win Thursday night over the Pittsburgh Steelers. More...
07 Aug 2018 Fun In The Sun: The 3 Best Parks In Pittsburgh
Fun In The Sun: The 3 Best Parks In Pittsburgh Tue, 07 Aug 2018 01:42:10 +0000 https://cbspittsburgh.files.wordpress.com/2018/08/hoodlinepark1.jpg?w=150Hoodline crunched the numbers to find where in Pittsburgh to venture next time you want to get outside for some fresh air. More...
18 Jul 2018 Two steps back: North Korea talks show the slog of diplomacy
President Donald Trump took the great leap forward with North Korea?s Kim Jong Un. They had a big, flashy, historic summit meeting in Singapore last month. More...

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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