Florida Highway Patrol Tip for Severe Weather: Don’t Wait for Suspension of Tolls Before Evacuating.

WFTV News (Orlando) reports, “As a tropical depression in the Gulf of Mexico strengthens on its way to Central Florida, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) urged drivers to prepare for severe weather.” FHP tips include, “Do not necessarily wait to evacuate until after the announcement is made that Turnpike tolls have been suspended. Tolls are often suspended in conjunction with mandatory evacuation orders which may come only after the threat of a hurricane is imminent. [Emphasis added.] Consider paying the toll and leaving early when traffic is much lighter.”