Controlled burns on Natchez Trace set for this week

djournal-lee-countyDaily Journal reports

Weather permitting, the Natchez Trace Parkway plans to conduct two controlled burns between Wednesday and Friday in Lee County.

The prescribed fires will be at mileposts 260 and 266.

During the burns, smoke warning signs will be placed along the parkway as a precaution. Motorists are advised to travel at a safe speed with headlights on when smoke is visible, and to be aware of park rangers, firefighting personnel and equipment along the roadway.

If visibility falls below 500 feet due to the smoke, the parkway may be temporarily closed.