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Air quality advisory lifted as rain chases smog out

An air quality advisory for the Duncan area that was in place early this week has ended.

The provincial Ministry of Environment and Island Health put the advisory in place due to high concentrations of particulate matter that was trapped in the air close to the ground due to weather conditions and air inversions.

Those conditions have now lifted, said Earle Plain, air quality meteorologist with the Ministry, in a press release.

"A cleansing weather system... moved through the area overnight and this morning," Wednesday's release stated.