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Wakulla County halts shuttles to shelters, cites closed roads

Wakulla County halts shuttles to shelters, cites closed roads
Posted at 6:55 AM, Oct 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-10 05:23:57-04

WAKULLA COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - The Wakulla County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday morning that deteriorating weather conditions made it impossible to continue providing shuttles to shelters.

Several roads have been closed, the sheriff said in a Facebook post.

The closed roads, which were no longer passable, are Riverside Drive, Mashes Sands, Surf Rd, Levy Bay Rd, Old Ft Rd and Bottoms Rd.

The post said that some law-enforcement posts remained manned by WCSO and FHP Officers at the following locations: Surf Rd, Buckhorn Creek, Hwy 363 & Hwy 98, Mashes Sands Rd, Spring Creek & Cutoff Rds, and the Y at Shell Point and Live Oak Island.

The sheriff noted that the sewer system in Ochlockonee Bay and Panacea was shutdown at 6 p.m. Tuesday to protect the system.

"If you are staying in these areas, please conserve your water usage to minimize the impact to the sewer system," he said.

Wakulla County residents were under a mandatory evacuation order for Zone A and Mobile Homes and other weak structures in the remainder of county. Zones B and C were under a voluntary evacuation order.

There will be no shelters open in Wakulla County at this time. For the evacuees that cannot travel further, the sheriff said, Leon County has risk shelters open to the public.