Chipley – The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is providing an update on road and bridge closures and restrictions in Northwest Florida due to Tropical Storm Isaac.

FDOT has suspended interstate and highway maintenance and construction indefinitely to allow for an increase in traffic as motorists evacuate from the Florida panhandle coastline area. All rail, transit and seaport facilities are functioning as normal. Presently, no bridges are closed due to the storm and bridge inspection crews are on standby for any potential inspections.

Escambia County

· Pensacola International Airport has suspended operations and is projected to re-open 7 a.m. CDT on Wednesday, Aug. 29.

Santa Rosa County

· At the direction of the Florida State Emergency Operations Center, tolls have been suspended on the Garcon Point Bridge in Santa Rosa County to aid in evacuation efforts. Tolls will remain suspended until further notice.

Motorists are encouraged to monitor weather reports and road conditions and to be on the lookout for flooded roads. If the road ahead is flooded, turn around and find an alternate route. Flooded roads may hide the fact that the roadway is washed out underneath and as little as six inches of rushing water can force your car off the road.

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