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I-10 reopened after more than 80 miles were shut down

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Posted at 5:25 PM, Oct 11, 2018
and last updated 2019-09-30 09:11:29-04

(WTXL) - I-10 has now been reopened in both directions. 

According to Governor Rick Scott, the Florida Department of Transportation is reporting the I-10 is now back open in both directions.

However, Scott stresses that travelers should use caution and says that evacuees should not return home until they are alerted it is okay to do so.


(WTXL) - I-10 has been closed in both directions from mile marker 85 to mile marker 166 because of cleanup efforts following Hurricane Michael, state officials said.

The Florida Highway Patrol said motorists should seek alternate routes, according to a tweet from FHP Panhandle.

The Florida Highway Patrol and the Florida Department of Transportaton will be actively clearing debris on that 80-mile stretch of I-10, the tweet said. 

In an email sent early Thursday, the Associated Press reports, FHP spokesman Eddie Elmore said the road is closed west of Tallahassee, between mile marker 85 near DeFuniak Springs and mile marker 166 near Lake Seminole.

His email did not say how long he expected the work to take.