The Roanoke area is no longer under a code orange.
It was issued on Friday for poor air quality. The combination of the heat and pollution triggered the alert from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality which warns older adults and people with asthma to be careful.
A code orange alert around here is rare. The last one was issued in July 2010.
"For the Roanoke Valley in the past few years it hasn't been that common," says Mark McCaskill who works at the Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission.
The alert encourages people to cut down pollution by riding a bike to work or carpooling.
"I took the bike," says Tyler Godsey, who also works at the regional commission, "I live about a mile and a half away. So it's a hop, skip and a jump on the bike. It was very hot and very sweaty on the way in."
No alerts were issued for this weekend.