‘Super fog’ made of fog and smoke from swamp fires blamed on traffic jams and road closures in Louisiana

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By journalsofus.com


A combination of smoke from swamp fires and dense fog is blamed for at least two dozen traffic accidents involving multi-vehicle collisions in southeastern Louisiana.

Sections of Interstates 55 and 10 west of New Orleans remained closed until late morning. The 24-mile-long causeway over Lake Pontchartrain near New Orleans was closed at times.

On social media, the National Weather Service said there were several wetland fires in the region. He said smoke from the fires mixed with fog to create “super fog.” Visibility was expected to improve as the fog cleared. But it was unclear how long the marsh fires, whose smoke could be seen and smelled in the New Orleans area over the weekend, would be a factor.

The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate reported that several schools near New Orleans announced class cancellations or opening delays due to smoke and fog.

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