Tolls, Livestock Restrictions Lifted As Irma Threatens Florida

September 6, 2017

Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday directed the Florida Department of Transportation to suspend tolls across the state as residents and tourists evacuate areas that could be in the path of powerful Hurricane Irma. Scott said he made the move to keep traffic flowing and that the suspension will continue for the “duration of the storm’s impacts to Florida.” Also Tuesday, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam announced the suspension of rules on moving livestock and pets within the state. “By suspending the intrastate movement requirements for the transportation of animals, we can ensure that Floridians and visitors can quickly and safely move their pets and livestock out of harm’s way,” Putnam said in a prepared statement. Also, Putnam said Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi have waived requirements related to moving livestock and pets from Florida.

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