UPDATE: All lanes of Interstate 10 in the Florida Panhandle were re-opened Thursday evening.
. @MyFDOT has reported that I-10 is now open in both directions. Please continue to use caution and do not return home until you are told it is okay to do so.
— Rick Scott (@FLGovScott) October 11, 2018
EARLIER STORY:The Florida Highway Patrol has closed an 80-mile stretch of Interstate 10 to clear debris from Hurricane Michael.
In an email sent early Thursday, spokesman Eddie Elmore said the road was closed "due to extremely hazardous conditions."
The agency is working with the Florida Department of Transportation to clear the interstate which is the major east-west route across northern Florida and the Panhandle.
Elmore said the road is closed west of Tallahassee, between mile marker 85 near DeFuniak Springs and mile marker 166 near Lake Seminole.