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For the second time this summer, ozone levels in the city of Wichita, as well as Sedgwick and Sumner counties, have exceeded allowable levels.
It raises the concern for hefty federal fines if ozone levels do not come back down.
Air quality levels taken on Thursday across Sedgwick and Sumner Counties found that ozone levels were over the limit of 0.075 parts per million.
City officials are offering these tips for driving this weekend: drive as little as possible, attempt to reduce idling and avoid congested traffic areas, try to refuel your vehicle in the evenings and try to not top off the tank.
Those who may be affected by elevated levels of ozone include the elderly, children and those with underlying lung conditions such as asthma.
The Ozone Air Quality Alert may last through the weekend.