Alligator Alley closed for second time this week due to low visibility

Update: The highway was re-opened as of 10:00am.

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NAPLES, Fla. (AP) -- A portion of Alligator Alley has been closed for a second time this week due to poor visibility.

The Florida Highway Patrol says a section of Interstate 75 between Mile Marker 101 in Collier County and Mile Marker 23, which is the U.S. 27 exit, in Broward County is now closed.

Motorists are asked to seek alternate routes.

Troopers suggest taking Exit 101 in Collier County to U.S. 41, which is the Tamiami Trial, to head east. Westbound motorists are urged to head south on U.S. 27 to State Road 997, which is Krome Avenue, then south on Sate Road 997 to westbound U.S. 41.

The highway was also closed early Monday due to fog and smoke from a nearby brush fire.

The Florida Highway Patrol issued the following statement Tuesday morning:

Broward County: The Florida Highway Patrol has closed I-75 (Alligator Alley) in both directions due to fog and smoke in the area between mile marker 25 in Broward County and mile marker 101 in Collier County.

The westbound lanes will be closed at US-27.  

The eastbound lanes will be closed at mile marker 101 in Collier County. The roadway will remain closed until conditions improve.

Northbound US-27 has been closed between I-75 and just south of State Road 80 in Palm Beach County.

Alternate Routes: For Westbound Traffic

South: US-27 south to Krome Avenue to US 41 and go west.

 


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