FAA Grounds NYC LaGuardia Flights Due to Wildfire Smoke

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has grounded flights departing from New York City’s LaGuardia Airport “due to low visibility” from Canadian wildfires.

Hazy conditions were also reported in Philadelphia and across the Baltimore-Washington areas.

Samuel Ausby from the FAA Command Center said in a video, “Today we’re dealing with some smoke and haze in the northeast.”

“There are some fires in Canada that have been producing some smoke, due to the wind patterns it is now impacting the northeast of the US so from Boston, the NY metro area, Philadelphia, and the DC metro area — are all experiencing some smoke that could impact travel through the airports,” Ausby said.

Reporting from Zero Hedge:

According to the Canadian Interagency Forest Fires Centre, more than 400 wildfires are burning in Canada. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's radar-based analysis shows smoke from the wildfires pouring in from eastern Ontario and into the US.