Canadian Wildfires Cause Poor Air Quality In The U.S. – Especially In New York State
Wildfires currently raging in Canada have caused poor air quality in parts of the United States. New York is one of the most heavily affected states, and Syracuse is one of the most heavily affected cities.
According to a June 7 report from Syracuse.com, the air quality in central New York state has reached “hazardous” status. This is the highest level of alert on the EPA’s index for labeling air quality.
As Syracuse.com states, “Everyone in hazardous areas are urged to avoid all physical activity outdoors, while ‘sensitive groups’ — people with heart or lung disease, older adults, children and teens — should remain indoors and keep activity levels low.”
Syracuse.com also described the city as “the epicenter of the smoke plume.”
Everyone is frantically refreshing the Air Quality Index reading for their area, as they glance out their window at the pall of smoke.https://t.co/6qCMK1O6t6
— NewsChannel 9 (@NewsChannel9) June 7, 2023
At the time of this writing (around 10:30 ET on June 8), AccuWeather states the air quality in the Syracuse area is at 136, which is considered “Unhealthy.” The area is also under an air quality alert until 8:30 AM on Friday (June 9).
Chris Stapleton Reschedules Syracuse Show Due To Poor Air Quality In The Area
Taking all of this into consideration, country music star Chris Stapleton made the call to postpone his Thursday (June 8) show in Syracuse. His team announced the postponement on social media, saying:
“Due to the ongoing air conditions in the greater Syracuse area, tomorrow night’s show at St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview will be rescheduled to a later date. All previously purchased tickets for the original date will be honored for the new date.”
Stapleton’s team informed fans they expect to announce the concert’s rescheduled date by midday on Friday (June 9).
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Stapleton is next scheduled to appear in Mansfield, Massachusettes at the Xfinity Center on June 9. AccuWeather states the air quality in Mansfield is currently at 59, which is considered “poor.”
Stay tuned for any future updates about Stapleton’s shows.