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Prescribed Burn May Affect Conditions On I-75 In Marion County

Florida Highway Patrol released an advisory Tuesday afternoon stating that a 125-acre prescribed burn is taking place today in Marion County that could affect visibility on parts of Interstate 75.

The burn are taking place in the Cross Florida Greenway Trail east of I-75 — the Department of Transportation is placing smoke signs along the north and southbound lanes of the interstate near the 341 and 344 mile markers, according to the advisory.

The advisory states that additional roadways that may be affected include County Road 475A north of CR-484 and possibly CR-475.

A chance of rain Tuesday night could possibly affect the burn and there is a chance of patchy fog Wednesday morning, according to WUFT weather forecasters.

Florida Highway patrol urges motorists "to use caution when traveling in this area, reduce their speed and utilize low beam headlights in order to adapt to changing weather conditions."

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