MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A brush fire near Florida City created a traffic detour for drivers traveling to or from Monroe County on U.S. 1 on Saturday, May 17th.
North and southbound lanes on US-1 have been reopened.The fire has been contained.READ MORE: Actress, TV Personality Garcelle Beauvais Helped Raise Money For Children Of Haiti At South Florida Runway Show
Both sides had been closed most of the day due to the brush fire near mile marker 124 of US-1.
That stretch of road connects Florida City to Key Largo. Officials closed the highway to traffic due to the fire and smoky conditions in the area.
Forestry officials say at least 140 acres were burned.
The toll on the roadway had been lifted.READ MORE: Early Voting Gets Underway In Hialeah
Drivers were asked to allow extra time for their ride.
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