Broward - West

Dense fog and smoke shut down 3 major South Florida roads


Miami Herald Staff and Wire Report

A dense fog advisory is in effect for portions of South Florida during the Tuesday morning commute.

A stretch of U.S. 27 at Krome Avenue in West Miami-Dade has been closed because of low visibility, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Homestead and Kendall also are reporting thick fog.

The National Weather Service says that fog will return Tuesday night to interior portions of Monroe, Miami-Dade and Broward, with visibility dropping to a quarter of a mile or less.

Smoke from a brush fire also closed Internstate 75, Alligator Alley, between West Broward and Collier at 3:30 Tuesday morning, according to FHP. Northbound U.S. 27 to Palm Beach County also is closed.

The 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 closed.

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 Krome Aveune, then south on State Road 997 to westbound U.S. 41.

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

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