SHANGHAI, Nov 27 (SMM) – The Jiangsu government, China's second largest steelmaking hub, decided to escalate its smog alerts across the province to orange, from CST 20:00 Monday November 26 as air pollution across 13 cities and districts is forecast to further deteriorate in November 27-30, according to the latest announcement from the Department of Ecology and Environment of Jiangsu.
Jiangsu issued blue alerts on CST 18:00 Saturday November 24 and escalated the alerts to yellow on CST 10:00 Sunday November 25. China has a four-tier color-coded warning system for severe weather, with red being the most serious, followed by orange, yellow, and blue.
Under the orange alert, steel mills, coke plants and coal-fired utilities are required to cut or suspend operation. Over 4,800 construction sites are required to suspend operation.