The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (based in Raleigh) issued a code Orange air quality alert today. It will be in effect until 9 p.m.
"An air quality action day means that ground level ozone concentrations within the region may approach or exceed unhealthy standards," according to a release from DENR.
The alert includes Orange, Alamance, Chatham, Person, Durham and Johnston counties, among others.
For additional information, visit the North Carolina division of air quality website at www.Ncair.Org/airaware/forecast/.