Dense fog advisory impacts visibility in Lafayette County
Published 10:18 pm Friday, December 1, 2023
Lafayette County is under a Dense Fog Advisory, significantly reducing visibility to 2 1/2 miles due to misty conditions.
The National Weather Service has issued this advisory, which remains effective until 7 a.m. on Dec. 2. This advisory warns of visibility challenges that could affect travel and outdoor activities.
Motorists in the area are urged to exercise caution. The reduced visibility requires drivers to slow down and maintain a safe distance from other vehicles.
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Notably, drivers are advised against using high beams in foggy conditions. High beams do not improve visibility in fog; instead, they can reflect off the fog, further impairing visibility.
Be aware that you will need time to react to anything that may suddenly appear in your path, such as deer, other cars and pedestrians.
The weather forecast anticipates continued challenges with visibility. Showers and thunderstorms are likely, especially post-midnight and into early Saturday. These conditions and the ongoing fog suggest that visibility may remain limited for an extended period.
Residents and visitors in Lafayette County should stay updated with the latest weather reports and travel advisories. The Dense Fog Advisory and the expected weather conditions call for heightened awareness and safety measures, especially when driving.