Florida's Turnpike Offers Free Coffee

Thanksgiving travel
Posted at 1:17 AM, Nov 27, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-26 20:53:23-05

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Weary travelers can take free coffee breaks at service plazas up and down Florida's Turnpike over the long holiday weekend.

The free coffee offer begins at 11 p.m. Wednesday and ends at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day. The offer will be in place again from 11 p.m. Sunday through 6 a.m. on Dec. 1.

Officials warn that traffic along the roadway may be heavy during peak travel times. The coffee will be available at the gas stations and the restaurants at each service plaza.

In addition, officials say the State Farm Safety Patrol Road Rangers will provide round-the-clock service in urban areas and will be in operation from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. south of Orlando and on other turnpike system limited access highways.