Prescribed burn in O’Leno State Park area

Press release from Florida Highway Patrol

Motorist Advisory: There is currently an active 90-acre prescribed burn just north of County Road 236 in the area of NW 227th Drive. This is the east side of O’Leno State Park (River Rise), within Alachua County. This may affect travel on County Road 236 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.