Tolls on Florida roadways will be suspended starting tonight! #HurricaneIrma

As we stated last night, we’re keeping an eye on all Florida updates regarding Hurricane Irma, for our readers who either are here in Florida or have plans to travel to Orlando later this week. We are right off of Disney Property, and have been watching for news. Here’s the latest on the situation regarding Florida roads~

Residents and visitors evacuating South Florida ahead of Hurricane Irma won’t have to pay tolls starting at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

A spokeswoman for Gov. Rick Scott told the Herald/Times the governor’s order applies to all Florida roadways and toll systems “until further notice.”

Scott said in a statement he wants “to keep traffic flowing.”

“Ensuring the safety of Florida families and visitors is our top priority and suspending tolls statewide will help people quickly evacuate and make it easier for all Floridians to access important hurricane supplies to ensure they are fully prepared,” Scott said.

“FDOT has been in constant contact with local districts and stands ready to provide traffic assistance alongside the Florida Highway Patrol and their law enforcement partners,” he added. “We are continuing to closely monitor the developments of Hurricane Irma and will continue to take aggressive action to keep our state safe.”

Monroe County and coastal areas of Miami-Dade County are beginning evacuations Wednesday.

This is good news for those who are on the road. No news has been given yet regarding the Walt Disney World Resort. Stay tuned to The Main Street Mouse for more updates on Hurricane Irma as we hear!

Source, Herald/Times Tallahassee

Author: Michele

Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the book “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 96.5 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others.

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