Smog alert issued for today

Officials are urging Georgians working or playing outside to use caution today because of poor air quality.

The Georgia Air Quality Forecast Team has issued a code orange smog alert for today. Those most likely to be affected by the smog are children, people who are sensitive to ozone and people with heart or lung disease.

People are advised to limit prolonged exertion during the late afternoon or early evening when ozone concentrations are highest.