Smoke expected along Highway17 near Hampstead Sunday night, possibly lingering for several days
HAMPSTEAD – There is potential for hazardous road conditions Sunday night and possibly for the next several days due to smoke from the Lea Crest Fire near Hampstead. Smoke is expected to settle at ground level after dark and will likely remain until after the sun and temperatures rise tomorrow morning. The area of concern is along Highway 17 between Highway 210 and Country Club Drive. Communities in the area should expect to see and smell smoke in the air.
All citizens are urged to avoid this area if possible or allow extra time and use caution if travel is necessary.