Ozone alert issued for Oklahoma City, Tulsa

State and local officials have declared an ozone alert for the Oklahoma City and Tulsa metro areas today.

By Carrie Coppernoll Modified: August 12, 2010 at 7:10 am •  Published: August 12, 2010
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State and local officials have declared an ozone alert for the Oklahoma City and Tulsa metro areas today.

Excess pollution could be dangerous for people with lung or heart problems.

Negative effects include chest pain, coughing, sneezing, nausea, headache and pulmonary congestion.

People should limit outdoor activity if possible.

Residents are asked to drive as little as possible and to postpone refueling their vehicles.