Region remains under air quality alert

Courtesy: Robin Bradley
Courtesy: Robin Bradley(Courtesy: Robin Bradley)
Published: Jun. 29, 2023 at 6:13 AM EDT
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation Friday says the air quality remains unhealthy for sensitive groups due to ongoing wildfires in Canada.

Parts of the WCAX viewing area in New York and Vermont are expected to see moderate particle pollution, which is considered unhealthy for sensitive groups including people with heart or lung disease, older adults, and children.

The conditions also impact parts of northern and southern New Hampshire.

Governor Kathy Hochul says the statewide air quality health advisory will remain in effect through Friday.

Further to the west, the wildfires have lowered curtains of haze on broad swaths of the Midwest and Great Lakes region, with dangerous air quality.