Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The FDOT has announced the opening of a call center to assist motorist

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has announced the opening of a call center to assist motorists in Northwest Florida.  Drivers should dial toll-free (888) 638-0250 and ask for extension 1199 or dial direct to (850) 330-1199.   The center is operational until 4 p.m. CST, Wednesday, Jan. 29 and from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 30.

Several roads and bridges on the state highway system in Northwest Florida remain closed, including nearly 200 miles of Interstate 10 (I-10) from the FL/AL line east to mile marker 181 in Gadsden County. FDOT continues to concentrate efforts toward keeping traffic on U.S. 90 flowing east and west in the panhandle.  Crews are monitoring closed roadways for conditions and stranded motorists.

Regional road advisories are posted on Dynamic Message Signs (DMS) on Interstate 10 in Pensacola and Tallahassee.  Overhead Message Boards are posting roadway information in Bay County.  Weather conditions continue to deteriorate creating hazardous road conditions. FDOT encourages residents to stay indoors and avoid venturing out unless it is an emergency.

Drivers may call Florida 511 from their mobile phones. Additionally, updates will be provided as conditions develop at the following:;