First smog alert of winter declared in Moravian Silesian Region

An air pollution alert has been issued for most of the Moravian Silesian Region. It is the first time such a smog warning, a regular occurrence in the relatively industrial region, has been declared this winter.

The level of airborne dust currently seen in Moravia Silesia is such that regulations may need to be introduced soon forcing factories to adhere to certain restrictions. Forecasters say they do not expect the situation to improve soon.