Air quality causes DEQ delays

MEDFORD, Ore. — The DEQ station in Medford on Biddle Rd. had to shut down one of it’s lanes early Friday morning because of air quality.

The DEQ manager said when the air quality gets over 200 or in the very unhealthy range, they only keep one lane open.

They do this to protect their employees and limit their exposure to unhealthy air.

The DEQ says Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays are usually the busiest day of the week .

Blakely McHugh is a weather forecaster and reporter for NBC5 News. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Blakely is a native of San Diego, CA.

Blakely is excited to be in southern Oregon, a place that gets all the seasons and has similar temperatures to Arizona in the summer! When she’s not at work, you can find her relaxing at home watching TV and cuddling with her cat, Dallas. She also enjoys trying new places to eat and exploring the outdoors.

Blakely loves meeting new people so if you see her out and about, say “Hi!”

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