As South Florida residents head home after fleeing Irma, they know home is where the heart is, but more practical might be knowing where the gas is.
Florida Turnpike’s eight service plazas are open again now that Irma has finished sweeping the state. The stations at Turkey Lake, Fort Drum, Fort Pierce/Port St. Lucie, West Palm Beach, Pompano Beach and Snapper Creek service plazas said Tuesday at 6 p.m. that they have gas. According to Turnpikeinfo.com, Canoe Creek also has regular gas, but not diesel. The site says Pompano Beach doesn’t have diesel, but the station said it did have diesel as of 6 p.m.
There’s a much drier situation on Interstate 75, where there have been reports all day of stations out of gas, power or both. General rule: fill up before you hit the state line on 75, buy a gas can and fill it, too.