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Drivers Urged To Be Cautious Due To Apalachicola National Forest's Prescribed Burn

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Motorists driving in Wakulla County should watch out for smoke, after a prescribed burning in the Apalachicola National Forest Monday.

Monday’s prescribed burning took place in Wakulla County, north of Smith Creek Road, near Forest Road 314.

And, the smoke from that could cause low visibility on roadways in that area. So, drivers are advised to go slowly with their lights on, especially during the morning when it’s foggy.

According to the U.S. Forest Service, prescribed burning reduces the threat of wildfires, improves wildlife habitats, and eliminates vegetation build up.

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Sascha Cordner has more than ten years of public radio experience. It includes working at NPR member station WUFT-FM in Gainesville for several years. She's worked in both radio and TV, serving in various capacities as a reporter, producer and anchor. She's also a graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in telecommunications. She is the recipient of 15 awards from the Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), and Edward R. Murrow. Her award-winning stories include her coverage on the infamous “Dozier School for Boys” and a feature titled "Male Breast Cancer: Lost in the Sea of Pink." Currently, Sascha serves as the host and producer of local and state news content for the afternoon news program "All Things Considered" at WFSU. Sascha primarily covers criminal justice and social services issues. When she's not reporting, Sascha likes catching up on her favorite TV shows, singing and reading. Follow Sascha Cordner on Twitter:@SaschaCordner.