Smog alert Monday and Tuesday

18th February 2008, Comments 0 comments

On Monday and Tuesday a smog alert will be in effect on a number of motorways in Belgium and the ringroads.

A smog alert will be in effect Monday and Tuesday all over Belgium due to a high concentration of fine particles in the air.

On Monday and Tuesday a smog alert will be in effect on a number of motorways in Belgium and the ringroads. A speed limit of 90 km/hour will be imposed. The smog alert is necessary because of the high concentration of fine particles in the air.

 (Belga) The IRCEL (Interregional Environment Department) announced on Saturday already that measures would probably be necessary on Monday and Tuesday. This has now been confirmed. The alarm threshold of 70 micrograms of fine particles/cubic metre will be surpassed everywhere in Belgium.

The IRCEL predicts that in some places there will be measurements of 100 micrograms/cubic metre.

It is now definite that the smog alarm will be in effect Monday and Tuesday. This means that there will be a speed limit of 90 km/hour on most motorways in Flanders and ringroads.

Smog signs will also be placed in various places.

In Brussels extra speed controls will be carried out. In Wallonia there will only be a recommendation to drive more slowly.

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