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11 Jul 2019 | 12:40 PM UTC

Chile: Environmental alert issued for metropolitan Santiago on July 11

Chile News Alert

Authorities issue an environmental alert July 11; driving restrictions in place

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/11/2019, 12:00 AM until 7/12/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Santiago). COUNTRY/REGION Santiago Metropolitan Region

Event

Chilean authorities have issued an environmental alert for the Santiago metropolitan area for Thursday, July 11 due to poor air quality. Individuals are asked to avoid using wood-burning heaters and wood byproducts.

There is also a vehicular restriction in place in the Americo Vespucio ring, where cars with a green seal ending in 0 and 1 are able to circulate. Cars without green stickers and motorcycles whose plates end in 0, 1, 2, and 3 may not circulate within the ring.

A detailed description of the restrictions can be found here.

Advice

Individuals in Chile are advised to abide by instructions issued by the authorities (e.g. driving restrictions), expect busier-than-normal conditions on public transit, and limit strenuous outdoor activity during periods of elevated pollution levels due to health concerns, particularly children and those with chronic respiratory illnesses.

 

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