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State Road 44 closed for third morning in a row

State Road 44 in the area of Royal Trails and Pine Lakes is closed for the third consecutive morning because of smoke from brush fires. The road was open earlier this morning (Wed., 4/19) and buses were able to get through to pick up high school students. But the Florida Highway Patrol decided to close the road around 7 a.m. because of low visibility. The closure makes it impossible for buses to get through for later pickups.