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Roads left unsafe after Irma sweeps through Tallahassee

Roads left unsafe after Irma sweeps through Tallahassee
Roads left unsafe after Irma sweeps through Tallahassee
Posted at 4:23 PM, Sep 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-11 14:02:20-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - While the worst from Hurricane Irma may be over, citizens in Tallahassee still have reasons to be on the lookout.

Intense wind, among the many elements still impacting the Big Bend, making many roads unsafe.

According to Leon County Emergency Management Director Kevin Peters, up to 116 different roads have at least partial closure due to debris from the storm. Crews within Tallahassee are currently making assessments, working hard to clear as much damage as possible in a timely manner and extra crews have been called in.

But for now, public safety asks to be safe, be vigil, as dangers do still exist.

"We encourage people to avoid any road hazards, whether it's power lines, any road hazards, should it ever be the case where it's flooding, you want to avoid any road hazards, it's just dangerous, you want to turn around and find another route, leave it to the professionals to clear any road debris, uh that you may encounter," said Kevin Peters. 

Crews will continue to work diligently over the next few days, and public safety asks for everyone to please stay off the roads at night unless for an emergency.