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Transportation department monitoring road conditions

FDOT’s winter weather plan has been developed to keep Florida’s highway system safe and operational in all types of weather conditions.

Motorists may notice an increased number of FDOT vehicles on state routes as maintenance and operations staff respond to winter weather conditions. If icy conditions are detected, FDOT crews will deploy various tankers, bridge deck sprayers and other equipment to apply anti-icing products on bridges and overpasses to prevent ice from bonding to the pavement surface.

FDOT will collaborate with state and local law enforcement to evaluate roads for closure if icy conditions make it challenging to maintain a drivable roadway. Motorists are encouraged to use all available information and follow law enforcement closure announcements until weather conditions improve before venturing out in your vehicle

PAWS director resigns, interim named

Tracey Williams, Executive Director of the Panhandle Animal Welfare Society, has announced that she has tendered her resignation to PAWS to pursue new opportunities.

A press release announcing her resignation was sent out Thursday afternoon. Williams, who has served as Executive Director of PAWS since July 2020, plans to leave PAWS by late February.

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Ye Olde Brothers to host Mardi Gras Party

Let the good times roll! Ye Olde Brothers Brewery will be hosting their Mardi Gras Festival Saturday, Feb. 12 from 12-5 p.m. featuring Cajun food from Where Y’at Seafood Market & Restaurant and live music from Stevie Hall.

The event will be free to attend with free beer samples offered, and festive food may be purchased at the festival. You won’t want to miss the jambalaya or the gumbo, both made from Louisiana folks who guarantee authenticity.

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