Transportation

Rising rivers could shut down part of Interstate 75 in north Florida, the Florida Highway Patrol says.

The Santa Fe River, which travels under the interstate, has risen more than 15 feet in the past two days due to Hurricane Irma.

The Florida Highway Patrol was forced to close U.S. 27 Wednesday evening due to the rising waters.

Other bridges that could be affected include U.S. 41, State Road 47 and U.S. 121, according to a release from FHP.

Both north and southbound lanes of the interstate at the Santa Fe River would be closed.

Gas on the Way

Sep 13, 2017
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Millions of gallons of gas are on their way to Port Canaveral, Port Everglades and the Port Tampa Bay. The ports are opening and vessels are bringing much needed fuel. Port Canaveral says gasoline, diesel and jet fuel are making their way to Floridians in need. One tanker arrived yesterday afternoon and two more are on the way.

Miami Beach will reopen up all its causeways Tuesday at 8 a.m.— four hours ahead of schedule.

 

City officials say most of the beach is still without power, and that there may be downed power lines and blocked roadways remaining. Inoperable traffic signals should be treated as a four-way stop.

 

The Miami Beach Trolley service will also begin service at 8 a.m. There will be free parking in municipal garages until Sept. 18.

 

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Five central Florida cities are teaming up with the ridesharing company Uber to offer discounts on rides within the five-city area, as well as to various SunRail stations. The citys tout the partnership between a major technology company and government as a way to deliver "alternative transit options" that also help reduce the number of cars on the road.

Hurricane Harvey won’t send heavy rains and winds to Florida, but it will likely push gas prices higher. 

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