The Christmas Parade is tonight, the air is already bad. I expect that the parade will make the air worse. The Shelton air quality monitor was moved downtown early this year. This year's Forest Festival caused the monitor to record an obvious spike in air pollution. I expect the same will happen with the Christmas Parade, the difference is we are going are already in the danger zone for children, elderly and ill people BEFORE the parade even starts. How high will the pollution go when the parade starts? The monitor is on top of the fire department building on Franklin street. Here is what are air quality looks now at 2:45, the parade starts at 5pm. I expect the air quality to be at it's worst between 5 and 6PM if it goes the same way the Forest Festival did.
ORCAA is asking for a voluntary burn ban.. is the Simpson property obliging right now? No, it is not.