Utah issues air pollution alert for Cache and other counties

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A red air alert has been issued for five Utah counties.

The Utah Division of Air Quality issued the health warning for Salt Lake, Davis, Weber, Cache and Utah counties because of an atmospheric inversion that’s trapping cold air and pollutants in bowl-shaped mountain valleys.

<div class=”p402_hide”>Authorities are prohibiting wood burning and urging people to limit driving.</div>

The National Weather Service says stagnant conditions could persist through Friday.

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