Updated

Canberra shuts down as smoke smothers city

Sarah Lansdown
Sally Whyte
By Sarah Lansdown, and Sally Whyte
Updated January 5 2020 - 6:16am, first published 3:00am

Businesses and institutions have shut their doors across Canberra as the city is cloaked in thick smoke from bushfires raging to the east and west of the territory.

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Sarah Lansdown

Sarah Lansdown

Canberra Times education reporter

Sarah covers all stages of education in the capital, from early childhood to higher education. Previously she was a general news reporter at The Advocate in North West Tasmania. She was named Best New Journalist at the 2019 Tasmanian Media Awards for a series on paramedic shortages. Email: sarah.lansdown@canberratimes.com.au

Sally Whyte

Sally Whyte

Federal Politics Reporter

I report on a range of issues in federal politics and the public service, with a real passion for how decisions made in Canberra affect the lives of Australians.

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