WASHINGTON (TND) — Smoke from wildfires in Canada is continuing to crawl down the East Coast of the United States causing ground stops at airports.
The smoke and haze are causing low visibility, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
The agency said they expect flights will be delayed at LaGuardia Airport in New York on average 54 minutes with a maximum delay of 94 minutes.
Flights from the Northeast, Ohio and Mid-Atlantic bound for LaGuardia Airport have been paused.
US Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg tweeted Wednesday about the smoke.
“Smoke from Canada’s wildfires is affecting visibility in our airspace and leading to delays. The FAA is fully prepared to modify operations as needed.”