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FDOT preps bridges, roads for storm

FDOT preps for storm
FDOT preps for storm

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Department of Transportation is doing its part to make sure all the bridges and roads are passable.

We're expecting to some flooding on local roads. Around 5 inches of rain is expected to fall throughout the day. Once it starts to get bad out, what you want to do is call FL 511 to find out where the flooding or bad areas are before you hit the road so you don’t get caught in it.

FDOT has definitely included a plan for bridges too. If winds are over 40 mph, they will close. FDOT has tools on bridges to keep track of that.

You can’t be too prepared. Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry declared a state of emergency for Duval County beginning at 5 p.m. Thursday. There are a lot of construction projects going on around town as well.. Ron Tittle with FDOT says that means everyone needs to be on the lookout.

“We've been discussing now for the past couple of days as far as reviewing our plans, working with the construction crews out there because we've got over a billion dollars of active construction in the area. So we're working with them and maintaining contact with them. They have a hurricane plan as well. So they have to make sure that they are tightening down their equipment,” said Tittle.

If you’re driving and see cones or other construction equipment that’s in the way and could be dangerous for other drivers, call FHP.  Just dial *F-H-P or *347 and tell them where and what you saw.