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Traffic Alert: FHP closes parts of the Florida Turnpike in Orange County due to flooding

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The Florida Highway Patrol is closing parts of the Florida Turnpike in Orange County. The closing was announced in a statement by the FHP:

"The FHP has closed the Florida Turnpike in both directions from mile markers 254 through 267 due to significant flooding. The northbound lanes are closed from mile marker 254, and the southbound lanes are closed from mile marker 267. This area of the Turnpike in Orange County will remain closed until the storm passes and the flooding subsides. 

If motorists need to travel today and tomorrow, they should confirm their route availability by checking Florida Highway Patrol Current Traffic Incidents (flhsmv.gov) or FL511| Florida Traffic | Commuter Information.

As you shelter in place, Floridians, please register/update your Emergency Contact Information (ECI). This can be used by law enforcement to notify loved ones in the event of a life-threatening emergency. Emergency Contact Information History - Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (flhsmv.gov)."

Florida Highway Patrol, Hurricane Ian, Florida Turnpike, Orange County

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  • MamaMia

    So far so good, here at our home off of Martin St., next to Apopka High School parking lot. Power still on, but it dimmed and flickered several times late last night making me think it was going to knock off. I don't have too many trees to worry about, because we lost most of them the last big hurricane (when the FEMA people came around removing all the tree debris) roadside. We had one super tall Washingtona palm that uprooted, and fell over the power line, across our driveway, and we couldn't move our vehicles out, or go anywhere, until somebody cut the palm down, and hauled it away. No tree trimmer would cut it, until the power people removed the power line from it. Finally, the tree trimmers contracted out by Duke Energy came and cut it down. I watched and kept telling them the power current is active to the line, please be careful, but they ignored me, so I said to myself, OK, I tried, I didn't want to witness someone get zapped and fried. I am sure they knew what they were doing, but still it concerned me that they cut that palm down, tangled up in the power line with the power on! That company was from out of state. Man, were we glad to see them!

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  • MamaMia

    I saw where one report said that Naples no longer has a beach, since this hurricane blew through. If ever I thought of moving to Naples, when I learned they have a monitor lizard problem, that stopped that dreaming! I saw a lady lying on her chaise lounge, in her bikini sunbathing, with a big fat monitor lizard sneaking up on her!!! That DONE IT FOR ME! They say they are very plentiful around the canals there in Naples. OMG

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  • MamaMia

    The song by Prince, you know the one, that says " dearly beloved we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life"....that has been playing over and over in my mind, since this hurricane uncertainty, especially during the night last night........

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