Part of Alligator Alley is closed due to heavy smoke from a brush fire, fire officials said.
Collier County Sheriff’s authorities said in a Facebook posting that Interstate-75 (known as Alligator Alley) is closed from the toll booth in Collier County on Florida’s Gulf Coast to the toll booth in Broward County.
I-75 is the major east-west highway to cross the southern portion of the state.
Officials suggest State Road 80 to U.S. 27 as an alternative route for motorists trying to head east.
Firefighters have been battling brush fires in southwest Florida since last week.