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I-75 closed in Naples due to brush fire

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Posted at 2:30 PM, Mar 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-08 07:04:44-05

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. -- A portion of Interstate 75 and Alligator Alley is now closed near Naples due to smoke from a nearby brush fire, and it is expected to remain closed overnight.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, both directions are closed between Golden Gate Parkway (Exit #105) and State Road 29 (Exit #80).

FHP will continue to monitor the situation and reopen the roadway when conditions permit, but they say both directions will remain closed overnight into Wednesday morning at least.

Motorists are asked to drive with caution and to leave early for their destination, allowing ample time to safely travel through the prescribed detour routes mentioned below.

The Florida Highway Patrol would like to remind everyone that *FHP (*347) dialed from any cell phone should you need any roadside assistance.

You can monitor live traffic conditions on the Fox 4 Traffic Page.

DETOUR ROUTES:
*Eastbound I75 Traffic: Take Exit 105 (Golden Gate Parkway) to US 41(Tamiami Trail). Turn left onto eastbound US41. Take eastbound US 41 to SR 29. Turn left onto northbound SR 29. Take northbound SR 29 to I75.  Turn right onto the eastbound I75 entrance ramp.

*Westbound I75 Traffic: Take Exit 80 (State Road 29) north for a northern travel destination. For a southern travel destination (Naples).  Take SR 29 to US 41 (Tamiami Trail). Turn right onto  US 41.

MORE: Fires and heavy smoke spread near Naples

PHOTOS: Tuesday's fire at Picayune Strand near Naples