Alligator Alley reopens after fire forces closure

Posted at 5:22 PM, May 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-30 07:35:52-04

UPDATE 8:45PM -- The Florida Highway patrol has reopened Alligator Alley. Troopers will stay on scene through the night to watch the fire and viability through the night. 

I-75 (Alligator Alley) is in the process of being closed because of a wildfire in the area of the 41 mile marker. 

Eastbound traffic is getting diverted off at exit 80 (SR 29). 

Westbound traffic is getting diverted off at exit 23 (US 27).

*The westbound entrance ramp from exit 49 is still open, however the eastbound entrance is closed.

Tamiami Trail can be used as an alternate route.