Tolls suspended on South Florida roadways as Matthew approaches

Gov. Scott lifts tolls in evacuation areas


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Tolls have been lifted on all South Florida roadways as Hurricane Matthew approaches the area.

Gov. Rick Scott announced the suspension of tolls on roadways that are being used in evacuation areas.

The tolls affected in South Florida include the entire Florida's Turnpike, Alligator Alley and the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority.

The suspension expands a previous order Scott had directed Wednesday morning that concerned tolls in counties with evacuation orders.

Miami-Dade and Broward counties have issued voluntary evacuations for residents living in mobile home parks. While not mandatory, residents are being asked to assess their situations during this storm threat and make a decision in the next few hours.