Florida Turnpike closed in Orange County due to flooding from Hurricane Ian

Lanes will reopen when flooding subsides, FHP says

Florida Highway Patrol cruiser (WJXT)

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – The Florida Highway Patrol closed 13 miles of the Florida Turnpike on Thursday due to severe flooding in Orange County.

According to a media alert, FHP closed the Turnpike in both directions from mile marker 254 to 267.

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Troopers did not give a definite date the lanes would reopen, but said they would stay closed until Tropical Storm Ian fully passes and the flooding subsides.

If you need to travel anywhere, you can check here to see if the routes you hope to take are still open.

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