Interstate 10 back open in Florida's Panhandle after closures from Hurricane Michael

Posted: 7:26 AM, Oct 11, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-12 10:20:04Z

UPDATE: All lanes of Interstate 10 in the Florida Panhandle were re-opened Thursday evening.


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."

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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.