(Long lines pollute the air)….Very long traffic lanes were reported at the Downtown Calexico Port Wednesday.
The lines lasted all day and into the night. At 10:00 pm the Air Pollution Control District reported the Air Quality Index for PM 2.5 had reached 106. That is very high and translates into an Air Quality Condition of Unhealthy for Sensitive groups. The At Risk, or Sensitive Groups are those with Heart or Respiratory disease, the Elderly and the very young. PM 2.5 is a finite Particulate Matter created mostly from vehicle emissions. In Imperial County, PM 2.5 is found mostly in the Calexico area. Levels had lowered to Conditions of Moderate to Good by early Thursday morning.