Portion of SR-70 reopened following poor visibility

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Limited visibility on State Road 70. (Photo via FHP)

ARCADIA, Fla. State Road 70 has reopened Thursday morning, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

It was closed from County Road 760 in DeSoto County to Old State Road Eight in Highlands County due to smoke and fog in the area, but reopened just after 9:30 a.m., according to the FHP.

Drivers were encouraged to find an alternate route, State troopers said.

State troopers provided the following guidelines when driving in an area with limited visibility:

  • Drive with your low beams on
  • Don’t speed
  • Watch out for slow-moving or parked vehicles
  • Avoid distractions like the radio or using a cell phone
  • Use wipers and defrosters
  • Use the lines on the road as a guideline
  • Be patient
  • Signal turns and brake when approaching a stop in advance
  • Don’t stop on a freeway or busy road. Use your turn signal to pull off the road and turn your hazard lights on.

No further information was immediately available.

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