Daily News Briefs, September 4, 2019

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Chesapeake, VA, Suspends Tolling of Hurricane Evacuation Route

WTKR reports, the City of Chesapeake, Virginia, suspended toll collection on the northbound lanes of the Chesapeake Expressway (State Route 168) effective noon yesterday (September 3) because of the Hurricane Dorian mandatory evacuation order issued for the Outer Banks and Dare County, North Carolina. “The [expressway] connects to NC-168, which is a primary evacuation route for the Outer Banks, the city said.” The suspension (which does not apply to Dominion Boulevard-Veterans Bridge tolling) will reportedly remain in effect until further notice.

Newsweek reports, “Millions in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas are facing evacuation orders ahead of Hurricane Dorian’s possible landfall in the Southeastern U.S.”

As of release time for today’s Daily News Briefs, previously reported Florida toll suspensions remain in effect.

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Maine Turnpike's Busy Summer Season Ends on the Usual Friendly Note

WCSH reports Mainers are breathing a sigh of relief as the summer tourist season comes to an end. The Maine Turnpike Authority’s ever-faithful Miles the Moose and Clawdette the Lobster were on hand over the weekend to bid visitors good-bye and provide them with some liquid refreshment (spring water, alas).

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