I-10 reopened in Madison and Suwannee counties following strong winds, low visibility

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By: WCTV Eyewitness News
February 6, 2020

The Florida Highway Patrol will be shutting down I-10 in Madison County from mile marker 262 to mile marker 275 in Suwannee County due to zero visibility caused by dust from nearby fields. (Photo: Viewer Sarah Burke)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — The Florida Highway Patrol says all of I-10 in Suwannee and Madison counties have been reopened.


By: WCTV Eyewitness News
February 6, 2020

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — The Florida Highway Patrol closed another section of I-10 around 2:30 p.m. due to wind and dust causing low visibility in the area.

I-10 West has been closed at mile marker 283, where the US 129 exit is. FHP says drivers heading west will detour by traveling north on US 129 to Suwannee County Road 132. After that, travel west on CR 132 to US 90. Finally, travel west on US 90 to Madison County Road 255 south. Finally, take CR 255 back to I-10.

Additionally, FHP says I-10 East is being closed at mile marker 262 in Madison County. FHP says to keep driving east, drivers will travel north on Madison County Road 255 to US 90, then take 90 East back to the I-10.

FHP shut down I-10 in Madison County from mile marker 262 to mile marker 275 in Suwannee County around 12 p.m. due to zero visibility caused by dust from nearby fields.

The Madison County Sheriff's Office says the closure begins at the Lee exit. It also says deputies are responding to multiple downed trees from the strong winds throughout the county.

Eastbound traffic will be detoured onto County Road 255 to US 90. Westbound interstate traffic will be entering Madison County on US 90.

The sheriff's office says to expect heavy congestion and delays in the Lee community area.

Deputies say to use caution when traveling on highways and roads.

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