Anyone driving through Central Florida over the last several weeks has probably witnessed, in one form or another, the nightmare of on-again-off-again road closures due to excessive state-of-emergency level brush fires. For example, the Beachline Expressway, otherwise known as SR-528, was closed at 6:38am on Tuesday, but then reopened just a few hours later at 9:35. Just one day earlier, the Beachline was also closed and reopened around the same time. And the week before had so many road closures that local news organizations had to simply group them into a vague category called “Central Florida roads.”
Many thanks to the hundreds of professionals and volunteers who have been fighting the expansion of these fires throughout the state. Most of these smoky conditions are impacting commutes in the early morning, with the bulk of the smoke dissipating by the late morning and early afternoon. And until we start to see more rain, these problems are likely to plague drivers for some time. So how can you stay connected with local road closures in your area? Watch the recently launched Florida 511 and look for alternative routes before you leave your house in the morning, should your normal drive be closed or obstructed.
If you or someone you know has suffered from a motor vehicle accident or a personal injury, please contact the law offices of Beers and Gordon P.A. for a free consultation. Our firm serves all of Seminole, Orange, Volusia, Lake, and Brevard counties, including Oviedo, Winter Springs, Altamonte Springs, Sanford, Longwood, Winter Park, Lake Mary, and Greater Orlando. Our attorneys have over 50 years of combined experience ready and willing to go the distance on your case. Call us right away at 407-862-1825.