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Smoke shuts down stretch of U.S. 27 in Broward


Photo by Sammy Mack/WLRN-Miami Herald News: Downtown Miami




Miami Herald Staff Report

A brush fire shut down northbound U.S. 27 from Interstate 75 in Broward early Monday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The road is closed to Southern Boulevard in Palm Beach County.

The road opened before 9 a.m.

The haze also is lingering over suburban areas of Miami-Dade and Broward on Monday morning, and people are waking up to the intense smell of smoke outside. 

The smoke -- heavy in Miami Beach, downtown Miami, West Miami-Dade and along the I-95 and 826 corridors -- also is cutting visibility on the roads.

Visibility is down to one or two miles in some areas of Hialeah and South Miami-Dade.


Photo by Summer Knowles/CBS4: U.S. 27 at I-75 



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Tracey Starr

Is I-75 open?

Margarita Annicaert

This morning my car was covered with a lining of dust. I couldn't breath properly. Since I had a meeting with someone in Palm Beach at 8:00 AM and had no time to get my car cleaned I had to use my husband's car, which is kept inside the garage. On my way to Palm Beach the visibility was so bad that cars were driving at 20 miles per hour. I called my client. I arrived at my meeting at a few minutes short of 10:00 AM.


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