Drivers beware: Smoke and fog could mix overnight on I-75 in southern Hillsborough

RIVERVIEW — Smoke from a lingering brush fire could combine with fog to create dangerous driving conditions overnight on Interstate 75 in southern Hillsborough County, authorities said Wednesday.

The county's emergency operations center said conditions could be ripe for "super fog" — with almost no visibility —in the hours around sunrise Thursday.

The Florida Highway Patrol, which temporarily closed the interstate Wednesday because of smoke from the fire, planned to monitor conditions, said spokesman Sgt. Steve Gaskins.

The fire had engulfed two vacant mobile homes at 4810 Foxye Lane when firefighters arrived around 1 p.m. By late Wednesday, the fire was mostly contained and the patrol reopened the only remaining closed roadway, the southbound entrance ramp from U.S. 301.

Drivers beware: Smoke and fog could mix overnight on I-75 in southern Hillsborough 02/15/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 9:42pm]

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