For the second time in a week, southeast winds brought smoke from the wildfires near the Georgia-Florida line as far north as Atlanta early Tuesday.A smoky haze _ along with the smell of burning wood _ hung over the area, causing slowdowns on crowded interstates and roads leading into Atlanta as motorists drove through the heavy cloud of smoke during morning rush hour.
I walked outside this morning and the air was unusually hazy and it smelled funny. It seemed like smoke, but it was everywhere... Turns out, it WAS smoke, from a fire about 250 miles away!
FYI, FWIW, we're seeing the smoke from southern GA affecting air quality in Birmingham, AL now.
RE: It WAS smoke in Atlanta this morning