Times Square Shrouded in Smoke Haze Caused by Canadian Wildfires

Smoke from hundreds of wildfires burning in Canada lingered in the streets of Manhattan on Tuesday, June 6, reducing air-quality and causing poor visibility in the city.

Video captured in Manhattan shows a smoky haze in Times Sqaure on Tuesday evening.

New York Governor Kathy Hochul issued an Air Quality Health Advisory for large swathes of the state, including New York City, and the New York City Mayor’s Office advised people with heart or breathing issues to limit outdoor activities “to the absolute necessities.”

An air-quality alert was forecasted in the area until midnight Wednesday night. Credit: Kayce Poata via Storyful

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