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


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)."

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