New Yorkers woke up Thursday morning to the ominous haze that has lingered over The Big Apple since Monday — the air still filled with unhealthy smoke from the Canadian wildfires.
The state Department of Environmental Conservation issued a statement Wednesday forecasting that air quality in New York City will be at “Unhealthy” levels through 11:59 p.m. Thursday. The mayor’s office said that it expects the polluted air conditions to be a “multiple day event.”
At one point on Wednesday afternoon, 3 p.m. to be exact, the city registered a “Hazardous” air quality index of over 300, according to IQAir. As of 8:09 a.m. June 8, IQAir reported an “Unhealthy” air quality index in the Big Apple of 184.