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Air Quality Alert Issued for Region: Your Wednesday

Also, Springhouse Middle School Chorus holds Winter Concert; township commissioners meet.

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South Whitehall Township and all of the Lehigh Valley are under a Code Orange air quality alert today, according to the National Weather Service.

The air quality alert was issued Tuesday by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for both the Lehigh Valley and Berks County.

"A Code Orange air quality alert means that air pollution concentrations within the region may become unhealthy for sensitive groups," a statement said. "Sensitive groups include children...people suffering from asthma...heart disease or other lung diseases...and the elderly." 

"The effects of air pollution can be minimized by avoiding strenuous activity or exercise outdoors," the statement also said.

It is expected to be partly sunny today with a high of 50 degrees. There will be a 40 percent chance of rain in the evening with a forecast low of 43.

Here’s what else is going on in and near South Whitehall today:

  • The Springhouse Middle School Chorus holds its Winter Concert at the Parkland High School Auditorium at 7 p.m.
  • The South Whitehall Township Commissioners meet at 7:30 p.m. in the township building on Walbert Avenue.
  • Celtic Woman, that global sensation singing ensemble that seems to be on PBS all the time, visits the Sands Bethlehem Event Center for a holiday concert at 8 p.m. Tickets are $79.50 and $60.

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