Even more security in Times Square for NYE celebrations, security beefed up in Mtl

Another sea of humanity is expected for New Year's eve celebrations in New York City's Times Square.

More than a million people are expected to check themselves through tight security in the blocks around the hugely popular area to cheer in the new year Saturday night.

Authorities said there's no credible threat against the event, but have boosted security as a precaution.

Following deadly truck attacks in Europe this year, dozens of 20-ton sanitation trucks weighted with an extra 15 tons of sand will block off streets leading to the celebration zone.

There will also be seven-thousand police officers patrolling the streets. 

Outgoing United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will be pulling the lever to drop the midnight ball.

Montreal police will beef up security for New Year's Eve celebrations.

Concrete barriers will be installed in the Old Port and additional patrols will be in place.

Increased security is the case not only for the Old Port, but also in Lachine and Anjou where New Year's Eve celebrations are planned.