Publix to close stores early in 11 Florida counties ahead of Hurricane Ian

No stores in Northeast Florida have modified store hours as of Tuesday

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Publix is modifying store hours in 11 Florida counties as Hurricane Ian approaches, News4JAX sister station WKMG reported.

Publix closed stores in Southwest Florida on Tuesday, from Naples to Spring Hill, but some Central Florida stores near Orlando are also changing hours to close earlier than normal, according to the Publix store openings and closings map. Most of the stores on the map show closing times of 6 p.m. on Tuesday and on Wednesday, with reopening hours currently set for Friday morning.

As of Tuesday evening, all stores in Northeast Florida are keeping normal operating hours.

Other stores may modify their hours later based on the track of the storm, Publix said.

To see the status of all Publix stores in the path of Hurricane Ian, head to the map on the Publix website.

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