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Published: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 5:54 AM
Updated: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 10:11 PM
— QUICK-LOOK FORECAST
Tonight: Snow has moved out, but lingering moisture means we could see some drizzle or fog at times tonight, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar. Temperatures will continue to drop tonight and overnight, with lows eventually reaching the upper 20s. Due to the dropping temperatures, an isolated slick spot will be possible on the roads.
Sunday: Sunshine is expected with highs reaching the middle 40s.
Monday: Rain returns to the area, and overall it appears to be a rather soggy day. Highs will be in the middle 40s. Highs will climb to the lower 60s.
Tuesday: High temperatures will be near 70 degrees but we’ll have a chance for more rain. Rain and even a few storms will be possible in the evening through early Wednesday morning.
Wednesday: Rain to start the day but clouds will break into the afternoon. Given the amount of rain from Monday through Wednesday, flooding will be possible in some areas. Highs on Wednesday will reach the middle 50s.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy skies with highs expected in the middle to upper 40s.
Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 5:07 AM
Updated: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 5:43 AM
DAYTON — The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office responded to a crash in Dayton early Monday morning.
The crash was reported at 2:50 a.m. at the intersection of Danner Avenue and Richley Drive.
Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 2:01 AM
Updated: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 3:12 AM
DAYTON — A pursuit that started when a pickup truck struck a cruiser ended in Dayton early Monday morning with two in custody.
The pursuit started shortly before 1:30 a.m. in the area of Germantown and Gettysburg when a black Chevrolet Silverado reportedly struck a deputy’s cruiser.
The pursuit ended around 1:50 a.m. in the area of Gettysburg Avenue and Frytown Road. Two people, a man and woman, are in custody.
Published: Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 9:40 AM
Updated: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 1:40 AM
WEST MILTON — A propane gas leak caused an explosion in the basement of a home in West Milton Sunday morning.
Larry Jinkins said he was asleep when the explosion happened in his home around 8:20 a.m. in the 400 block of Iddings Road.
Jinkins, his wife, five kids, and three dogs were in the home at the time of the explosion.
He said the fire department told him they were very lucky they were not hurt.
Jinkins rented the house that is now uninhabitable. He said they had a temporary gas line due to a former gas leak that needed to be put underground.
Published: Thursday, June 14, 2018 @ 3:40 PM
Updated: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 1:08 AM
— An Air Pollution Advisory for smog remains in effect today for Butler, Clark, Greene, Miami, Montgomery and Warren counties.
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Temperatures are expected to be in the lower to middle 90s, with sunshine and light to moderate south/southwest winds, which are conducive for high levels of ground-level ozone, or smog, and may lead to elevated air pollution levels.
The Air Quality Index reading is anticipated to be approximately 115 on Monday. It was 108 on Saturday and 112 on Sunday.
Any reading of 101 or higher is deemed “unhealthy for sensitive groups,” according to The Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission, in conjunction with the Regional Air Pollution Control Agency, which issued the announcement Thursday. The Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency also issued an alert.
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Children, the elderly, and people with respiratory diseases should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion. It’s OK to be active outside, but take more breaks and do less strenuous activities. Symptoms such as coughing, shortness of breath, or unusual fatigue may indicate a serious problem.
Residents should contact their health care provider if any of these symptoms occur. The general public is not likely to be affected.
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Ground-level ozone (smog) is an irritant to the respiratory system formed when bright sunlight mixes with emissions from vehicles and small gasoline-powered engines. These emissions collect in a stagnant air mass and form smog.
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To reduce smog, especially on days when these notices are issued, residents are encouraged to do the following:
AVOID DRIVING IF POSSIBLE. Carpool, vanpool or take the bus. Vehicle emissions cause almost 50 percent of ground-level ozone. Walk or ride a bike for short trips.
REFUEL YOUR VEHICLE ONLY AFTER 8 P.M.: If you can avoid it, don’t refuel when air pollution advisories have been issued. Vapors from gasoline contribute to the smog problem.
COMBINE ERRANDS if you have to drive or delay them until the advisory is lifted.
LIMIT YOUR USE of small gasoline-powered equipment such as lawn mowers.