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Collier County Sheriff's Office: Roads closed for heavy smoke

Posted: 2:13 PM, Mar 27, 2018
Updated: 2018-03-27 14:21:41-04
Collier County Sheriff's Office: Roads closed for heavy smoke

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - The Collier County Sheriff's Office is reporting the following road closures due to heavy smoke. 

  • Eastbound Sabal Palm Road at Brandy Lane
  • Everglades Boulevard South to 52nd Avenue Southeast 

 

The Florida Department of Health in Collier County said the smoke is an irritant that can cause a scratchy throat, coughing, headaches or irritated eyes and nose. It can also affect chronic heart or lung conditions like asthma. 

They offer the following tips to stay safe: 

  • Avoid prolonged outdoor activity 
  • Pay attention to visibility and how you feel
  • Run your air conditioner if you have one 
  • Close your windows
  • Avoid using anything that burns when smoke is high, such as candles or wood fireplaces
  • Do not vacuum - this stirs up settled dust
  • Do not smoke