Elevated Ozone Levels Mean No Open Burning on Tuesday

Open BurningOpen burning permits will not be issued on Tuesday in Hamilton, per order of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.

The DEP said there were elevated ozone levels to start the day on Tuesday, April 11 and are expected to stay elevated for most of the day. Open burning can create smoke and odor nuisances plus unhealthy conditions for nearby residents, according to the DEP.

A warm airmass in place combined with south-to-southwest wind will help transport ozone into southern New England on Tuesday. The predicted weather will not allow for smoke to be dispersed and open burning could cause or contribute to air pollution, according to the DEP.

Open burning season runs through May 1. It is likely that open burning will be allowed again on Wednesday, according to the DEP, which said that a cold front will move through the area and bring showers and thunderstorms with a cooler west wind.

For additional information, call the MassDEP Open Burning Hotline at 617-556-1021.


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