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LIST: DMV closures and cancellations due to poor air quality

Here are the latest impacts to the D.C. region.

WASHINGTON — Calling all DMV residents! Smoke pouring into the region from Canada is causing issues for people all over.

On Wednesday, the DMV saw Code Red conditions which is unhealthy air quality, while on Thursday, for much of the day, conditions reached Code Purple - very unhealthy. This was the first Code Purple air quality alert on record for the area for fine particulate matter. 

Friday's air quality is expected to improve to Code Orange, or unhealthy for sensitive groups.

Officials say smoke from Canadian wildfires is causing unhealthy air quality in the District and the northeast United States, and the problem is expected to slowly improve through the weekend. 

DC Health and DOEE recommend that residents pay attention to local air quality reports and the US Air Quality Index at airnow.gov.

Here's what is closed and canceled due to the poor air quality in the DMV:


  • No Friday closures reported.



  • No Friday closures reported.


  • No Friday closures reported.


  • No Friday closures reported.


  • No Friday closures reported.

Prince William

  • No Friday closures reported.


Anne Arundel County

  • No Friday closures reported.

Howard County

  • No Friday closures reported.

Montgomery County

  • No Friday closures reported.

Prince George's County

  • Out of an abundance of caution, Prince George's County Public Schools and the Department of Parks and Recreation have cancelled all outdoor activities for Friday. 

Want something added to this list? Email WUSA-WebProduction@wusa9.com with smoke-related closures or cancellations.


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