Area update as of 12:41 p.m. on Jan. 30:


FDOT Update 12:40 p.m. on Jan. 30:



Chipley – TheFlorida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is providing an update on road and bridge closures and restrictions inNorthwest Florida due to Winter Storm Leon.



Interstates



·         Interstate 10 (I-10) - Closed to all traffic in Northwest Florida from the Florida/Alabama state line near Mile Marker 7 east to Mile Marker 192 (U.S. 90) in Gadsden County.



·         I-110 closed to all traffic.



Bay County



·         U.S. 98 Hathaway Bridge – Two lanes open in each direction across the bridge.



·         State Road 79/West Bay Bridge is open to traffic.



·         U.S. 98 Phillips Inlet Bridge, restricted traffic.



·         Thomas Drive Flyover, closed to traffic.



Escambia County



·         State Road (S.R.) 292 (Barrancas Avenue) Bayou Chico Bridge, closed to all traffic.



·         County Road 97A, Boggy Creek Bridge, closed to all traffic.



·         State Road 292, Theo Baars Bridge, closed to all traffic.



·         U.S. 98, Pensacola Bay Bridge closed to all traffic.



·         State Road 10 (U.S. 90) Nine Mile at Alabama State Line, closed to all traffic.



·         U.S. 29 / S.R. 95 near Cox Road closed for two miles.



·         U.S. 29 / S.R. 95 NB overpass at 9 mile road, closed to traffic.



Franklin County



·         State Road 300 Bryant Patton Bridge, closed to traffic.



Liberty County



·         State Road 20 Apalachicola River Bridge between Blountstown and Bristol, closed to traffic.



Okaloosa County



·         State Road 293 at Mid Bay Bridge, closed to traffic.



·         William T. Marler Bridge is open to traffic.



·         Brooks Bridge is open to traffic.



Walton County



·         State Road 285 from I-10 to Bob Sikes Road is open to traffic



Toll Facilities:



Tolls have been reinstated on the Garcon Point Bridge in Santa Rosa County and the Mid Bay Bridge in Okaloosa County. 



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. Crews will continue inspections throughout the day and open roads and structures to traffic as soon as they are deemed safe for the traveling public.



The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) NW Florida motorist call center will be operational Jan. 30, from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Drivers should dial toll-free (888) 638-0250 and ask for extension 1199 or dial direct to (850) 330-1199.  Drivers may call Florida 511 from their mobile phones. Additionally, updates will be provided as conditions develop at the following: www.FL511.com; @myfdot_nwfl; d3sunguide.com.



Washington County Emergency Management Update 10:45 a.m. on Jan. 30:



Washington County Schools and Government Offices will be open tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 31.



Holmes County Emergency Mangement Update 5:45 p.m. on Jan. 29:



The Holmes County Clerk’s Office and Supervisor of Elections Office will open at 10:30 A.M. on Thursday Morning.

The Court Department and all other County Offices will open at their regularly scheduled times on Thursday Morning.

All Schools will be closed on Thursday.

Motorist are reminded to be watchful of other drivers and road conditions and to be on the lookout for iced roads.

The combination of moisture and freezing temperatures are ideal to form patches of ice on roads and bridges.

Drivers should remain alert and drive with caution at a reduced speed.

We encourage residents to stay indoors and avoid traveling if at all possible.

Please stay tuned to your local news media for the latest updates.



Area update as of 12:43 p.m. on Jan. 29:



A message from Washington County Schools:



Washington County Schools will be closed Thursday, January 30, for students and teachers. 12 month personnel should report to work at 10 a.m.



Washington County Road Advisory Update — FDOT:



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



Currently, crews are deployed throughout the district monitoring state roads and bridges. Dry sand is being spread at identified locations.  Tolls are anticipated to be reinstated on the Garcon Point Bridge in Santa Rosa County and Mid-Bay Bridge in Okaloosa County Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 8 a.m. CST



Weather conditions continue to deteriorate creating hazardous road conditions. FDOT encourages residents to stay indoors and avoid venturing out unless it is an emergency.



Motorists are reminded to be watchful of other drivers and road conditions and to be on the lookout for iced roads. The combination of moisture and freezing temperatures are ideal to form patches of ice on roads. Drivers should remain alert and drive with care. Drivers are reminded to use caution and drive at a reduced speed during this time.



Drivers may call Florida 511 from their mobile phones. Additionally, updates will be provided as conditions develop at the following: www.FL511.com; @myfdot_nwfl; d3sunguide.com.



Holmes County Press Release from Holmes County Emergency Management



January 28



Holmes County Schools will be closed through Thursday.



County Offices closed this afternoon at 3:00 P.M. and will remain closed through tomorrow.  Road and Bridge will be working tomorrow.



No shelters open at this time.



No Roads closed at this time.



Please use extreme caution for necessary travel only.