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Palm Beach County resuming services following Hurricane Matthew

Posted at 5:29 PM, Oct 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-07 21:13:17-04

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. -- Palm Beach County officials issued a statement Friday, saying the county is no longer under any warnings, and the mandatory evacuation notice has been lifted. Affected residents are returning to their homes.

The Palm Beach County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is scaling back to level 2 partial activation at 5 p.m. and will remain at level 2 through Saturday afternoon, or longer if needed.

Crews were out early Friday morning assessing damage.  Officials say no significant damage or incidents were reported.

As of 1 p.m., 38,750 FPL customers were still without power in Palm Beach County. FPL expects to restore power to all customers by Saturday.

Approximately 20 - 30 traffic signals countywide were not working either due to power outages or internal malfunctions.

Motorists are reminded to approach any intersection with nonworking or malfunctioning signals with caution. Treat an intersection with nonworking signals or with blinking red lights as a four-way stop. For intersections with a blinking yellow light, proceed with caution.

The Palm Beach County Emergency Information Center (EIC) received over 5,289 calls from residents. The EIC will remain open until 7 p.m. Friday to answer storm-related questions. They can be reached at 561-712-6400.

Palm Tran plans to resume fixed-route service on a Sunday schedule beginning at 2 p.m. Friday. Fixed-route and Palm Tran Connection will resume a normal schedule beginning Saturday and Tri-Rail service will resume Sunday.

All Senior Centers will reopen on Tuesday.

For more information visit www.pbcgov.com.