To cope with an episode of pollution, emergency measures were taken in Alsace, Moselle and Meurthe-et-Moselle, Sunday, including the lowering of speed on roads
The prefectures of Bas-Rhin, Haut-Rhin, Moselle and Meurthe-et-Moselle decided on Saturday to put in place on Sundayemergency measures , including a reduction in speed on the roads , to cope with a pollution episode with PM10 fine particles.
“The persistence alert procedure is triggered for the day of Sunday, March 4, 2018 on the departments of Meurthe-et-Moselle, Moselle, Bas-Rhin and Haut-Rhin,” said in a statement ATMO Grand Est, association responsible for monitoring air quality.
The speed lowered by 20 km/h
“As a result, and with a view to limiting this pollution, the prefect of Bas-Rhin has decided to implement emergency measures by prefectural order of the day,” said the prefecture of this department in a statement.
Similar orders were also issued by the prefectures of Haut-Rhin, Moselle and Meurthe-et-Moselle.
On the motorway network and the roads with separate carriageway of these departments, the maximum speed allowed for all vehicles will be lowered Sunday from 20 km/h without falling below 70 km/h.
In addition, open burning of green waste and agricultural residues is forbidden, as is the use of wood as a pleasure heater since it is not essential as a heating source.
These measures come into effect on Sunday at midnight in the Moselle and Meurthe-et-Moselle and at 6 am in the Bas-Rhin and Haut-Rhin and may be renewed depending on pollution forecasts.