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Florida Highway Patrol monitoring prescribed burn in Alachua County

By on January 24th, 2013

Update: 1:00 p.m. Jan. 25

A prescribed burn in Levy County at State Road 121 and U.S. Route 19 is being monitored by the Florida Highway Patrol.

Smoke and fog conditions may require motorists to take alternate routes, and the potential for these conditions may increased in the evening and early morning.

Motorists traveling in areas with reduced visibility are advised to use caution by reducing their speed and using headlights on low beam, according to a FHP press release. Conditions are expected to continue throughout the weekend.

Original Story

prescribed, or controlled, burn will occur near the County Road 234 and U.S. Route 441 area of Alachua County Thursday at around 10 p.m.

The Florida Highway Patrol is monitoring the burn. The potential for smoke and fog-type conditions may increase during the evening and early morning, according to a FHP press release.

Motorists traveling in the area are advised to reduce their speed and use headlights on low beam if these conditions are present.

Christina DeVarona edited this story online. 


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