Motorist advisory: prescribed burn on Payne’s Prairie

Press release from Florida Highway Patrol

There is currently an active 78-acre prescribed burn just east of US Highway 441 at Payne’s Prairie State Park, within Alachua County. This may affect travel on US Highway 441 due to smoke on the roadways throughout the night and into the morning hours. Motorists are urged to use caution when traveling in the area as visibility may deteriorate quickly, especially during the night time and early morning hours. Motorists are reminded to reduce their speed and utilize low beam headlights in order to adapt to changing weather conditions.