Tolls to remain suspended during Hurricane Irma recovery

Posted at 4:41 PM, Sep 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-18 16:41:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott said today that tolls will remain suspended throughout the state.

The Florida Governor suspended tolls on Sept. 5 in order to help evacuees prepare ahead of Hurricane Irma. 

Scott's office made the announcement along with several other updates to the state's recovery efforts: 


  • Flood warnings are in effect across the state. To see the most current advisories in your county, click HERE.


  • The current power outage as of 12:00 p.m. is more than 391,000 accounts. For a full breakdown, click HERE
  • Since the height of power outages, 6.7 million on Monday, power has been restored to more than 6.3 million accounts, which is how utility companies measure each Florida home or business. 94 percent of all outages have been restored by more than 30,000 restoration personnel across Florida – the largest power restoration undertaking in history for a single state.


  • FEMA’s Operation Blue Roof Program is now available to eligible homeowners impacted by Hurricane Irma. Operation Blue Roof provides a temporary covering of blue plastic sheeting to help reduce further damage to property until permanent repairs can be made. For more information, click HERE.  
  • Outreach teams from FEMA are canvassing Florida communities affected by Hurricane Irma. The teams are working in federally designated counties to help residents register for disaster assistance and to quickly identify and address immediate and emerging needs. The teams can also provide application updates and referrals to additional community resources for remaining needs. For more information, click HERE


  • The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) announced I-75 remains open, as flood waters have been receding on the Santa Fe River.
  • U.S. 27, U.S. 41 and State Road 47 at the Santa Fe River are now open.