POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY (KSNT) – A stretch of highway in Pottawatomie County has reopened after being temporarily closed due to an encroaching grass fire Tuesday.

The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) warned motorists to avoid K-99 Highway between Westmoreland and Hartwich Road in Pottawatomie County due to the presence of a grass fire. As of 4:30 p.m., KDOT reported that the road had reopened.

The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office put out a similar warning to social media as well. The sheriff’s office reported that smoke had made it too dangerous to drive on a section of K-99 Hwy and that motorists should avoid the area.

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