Smog alert in Moravia

The Hydro-Meteorological Institute has called a smog alert in parts of Moravia after registering excessive pollution levels in 3 cities. The concentration of dust particles per cubic meter in Havířov, Ostrava and Třinec is said to have exceeded the set norms several fold. The regions’ main polluters have been asked to scale down production and the city’s inhabitants have been requested to leave their cars at home. People have been warned to stay indoors as much as possible and keep their windows closed.