With evacuation orders being issued in several Tampa Bay counties, the state of Florida has suspended tolls, including in the Tampa Bay area.
Hurricane Ian is heading toward the Gulf of Mexico and there’s a strong possibility that our area will receive the brunt of the wind and rain. The state of Florida has suspended tolls to help speed any necessary evacuations. Tampa Bay area roads that are affected by the toll suspension are: Polk Parkway, Pinellas Bayway, Sunshine Skyway Bridge, Selmon Expressway, and the Interstate 4 connector. Drivers using these roads will not have to pay a toll. Also, the Selmon’s reversible lanes will remain open eastbound until further notice.
The toll suspension went into effect today. [SOURCE Fox 13]
Tampa Bay Evacuations Due To Hurricane Ian
In preparation for Hurricane Ian, county officials are announcing some Tampa Bay evacuations. Hillsborough County has already issued a mandatory evacuation for zone A.
We will be updating this post as we receive more news. Below are the following counties with zones under mandatory evacuations and information to find your evacuation zone if you are unsure.