Mexico City lifts year's 4th smog alert after a day

2016-05-16 15:54
A woman wears a surgical mask while using the electrical transport system in smog-covered Mexico City. (Yuri Cortez, AFP)

A woman wears a surgical mask while using the electrical transport system in smog-covered Mexico City. (Yuri Cortez, AFP)

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Mexico City – Mexico City authorities have lifted a smog alert one day after ozone levels rose above 150% of acceptable limits.

A statement from the metropolitan area's environmental commission said favourable weather conditions on Sunday morning and rains in the afternoon led to a reduction.

The alert had banned 20% of the area's motor vehicles from diving on Sunday.

It was the fourth time this year that Mexico's capital has restricted the number of cars on the road because of air pollution. The initial alert in March was the first in more than a decade. At that point, the city lowered the level for declaring an alert from 200% of acceptable levels to 150%.

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