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Code orange smog alert issued

Code orange smog alert issued

ATLANTA -- Georgia's Environmental Protection Division says the Air Quality Index for Metro Atlanta is 101 on Monday. 

The EPD says the figure means Atlanta's air is unhealthy for sensitive groups, and it's issued an orange smog alert for the area.

The agency says children, people who are sensitive to ozone and people with heart or lung disease should limit prolonged outdoor exertion during the late afternoon or early evening when ozone concentrations are highest.

High temperatures are expected to be in the 80s on Monday and approaching 90 on Tuesday.

This weekend is worthy of an 11!

This weekend is worthy of an 11!

ATLANTA -- The two-story WIZometer is on the 11Alive porch.

Our colossal WIZometer is saved for a select few Fridays -- the ones that mark the start of near-perfect weekends.

Friday and Saturday are both 11s on the WIZometer, with highs at or near 80 degrees. Sunday will be a 10, with a high of 72 and a low of 55.

Get outside this weekend, enjoy the beautiful weather and celebrate the beginning of spring!

All local Rita's locations will be giving away free Italian ice, and the Publix Georgia Marathon and Half Marathon will be off and running on Sunday, Mar.

Message from GDOT: Slow Down and Retrieve Abandoned Cars!

Message from GDOT: Slow Down and Retrieve Abandoned Cars!

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Transportation is currently working to clean up the remaining ice and slush on Metro Atlanta highways, but abandoned cars in travel lanes and on shoulders are getting in the way.

GDOT is asking anyone who left a car on a highway to please retrieve it as soon as possible.

State law (A.C.C.G. 32-6-2) says that vehicles considered to be impeding the flow of traffic may be removed by law enforcement if necessary.

On a related note, please be careful while driving on Georgia highways this week. Although they may look dry, there are still plenty of icy patches all over Metro Atlanta.

Some drivers are tailgating, which can cause serious accidents.