November 6, 2016 7:00 p.m. - Hayesville, N.C. - Once again, calm winds and potential patchy dense fog tonight may combine with smoke settling from Western North Carolina fires resulting in reduced visibility to less than a ¼ mile in valleys. This could impact most of Western North Carolina between 3:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in the morning. The most potential for fog is around daybreak.
All areas near wildfires may be foggy and have reduced visibility, especially the stretch of Highway 64 between Hayesville and Franklin may experience reduced visibility.
If you can avoid driving in these areas during these times, do so.
Drivers who must be on the road are encouraged to be especially vigilant and reduce speeds or take other appropriate action to pull completely off the road in cases of severe smoke and foggy conditions.
For more information about the current status of firefighting efforts, please visit http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5075 and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/BotelerFire.
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