Road Closures due to Fire?


#1

We will be traveling from Jacksonville to Disney on Friday night… I heard on the news today that some Florida roads and interstates would be closed for 4 hours in the morning and possibly after dark for the next few days. Some others are closed altogether due to the fire/smoke.

Does anyone know if there is a site that shows what Roads are closed due to fire/smoke? We normally drive through the Ocala National Forest but that area usually has fires when we have a yucky fire season like this one, so I am not sure if we should change our route or not…


#2

I would check their local news. They have to have a website for that. Maybe calling the orlando police department? Just a suggestion. I hope someone from that area sees this and can help.


#3

Right now, the only fires around are affecting I-95 and SR-528 in Brevard County. If you are driving from Jacksonville to Orlando, they shouldn’t affect you. The most direct route is I-95 South to I-4 West. There have been fires in Volusia County as well, but I don’t think they have affected the roads there. Besides, the roads mentioned above have, so far, only been closed from 5AM to 9AM (which is the time I need them, but I digress).

Looks like you’ll be OK on your drive unless another fire starts in the meantime… :biggrin:


#4

i was there last month and i saw the firefighters in the magic kingdom. i saw them in the train.


#5

You should be fine at this point, the section of I-95 that is closed is south of where you would exit for I-4 and I-4 is open. If you come down through the ocla national forest you will be fine I think the fire in Lake county is out and if not its not closing any roads.

Have a safe and enjoyable trip down!

The Orlando Police Dept will not be able to help with this problem becuase none of there roads are closed, if you wish to contact a police dept in reguards to this your best bet would be the Florida Highway Patrol.

http://www.fhp.state.fl.us/ (FHP’S Website)


#6

Just wanted to post on this thread to get my Avatar out there. God bless them.


#7

Unless conditions worsen, which doesn’t seem likely at this time, you shouldn’t have any problems. A co-worker of mine commutes daily from Jacksonville to Orlando (I know, that’s insane :eek:) using I-95 and I-4 and he hasn’t encountered any road closures at all. As others have said, all the affected roads are south of the I-4 exit on 95.


#8

It’s a pain in the butt for me,because I won’t be able to go to Tigger’s Meet and greet on Saturday because of the stupid roads being closed!!(:


#9

What road, I-95 or 528? I hope you are safe mickaholic4077.

I-95 was indefinetly closed yesterday due to a corncern of falling tree’s.

If you plan on taking a cruise you really need to pay attention to these road closures.


#10

I love your avatar, Boo! And I agree, God bless them all. Have a great trip and be safe.

Anne


#11

It rained and poured today for about 40 mins, The best thing I have seen in months I’ll bet we got atleast a inch of rain maybe more.


#12

That’s certainly good news! I hoped it helped improve the dry conditions down there.


#13

According to CNN, I-95 will be closed for the next few days, between Port Orange and Edgewater. Apparently, trees in the affected are becoming unstable and falling onto the roadway. Article

I don’t know where Port Orange & Edgewater are, so I don’t know if that will affect your travels.