Hurricane

You can now re-enter the Florida Keys. But there’s a catch.

Florida Highway Patrol troopers redirect traffic at the intersection of Southwest 344th Street and U.S. 1 in Homestead on Sept. 11, 2017, the day after Hurricane Irma hit the Florida Keys. On Tuesday, Sept. 19, the roads will be open to all vehicular traffic, although some neighborhoods are off-limits to everyone except residents with an ID.
Florida Highway Patrol troopers redirect traffic at the intersection of Southwest 344th Street and U.S. 1 in Homestead on Sept. 11, 2017, the day after Hurricane Irma hit the Florida Keys. On Tuesday, Sept. 19, the roads will be open to all vehicular traffic, although some neighborhoods are off-limits to everyone except residents with an ID. pportal@miamiherald.com

The Florida Keys is finally reopening its doors post Hurricane Irma.

Starting at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, all vehicular traffic will be allowed to enter the island chain on U.S. 1 and Card Sound Road. There will no longer be a checkpoint in Florida City.

Though the roads will be open, Monroe County officials say more than two dozen neighborhoods between Marathon and Key West —the hardest-hit areas— will be blocked. Only residents with proof of residency will be allowed in.

Below are a list of the neighborhoods off limits:

▪ District 1 – Big Pine Key to Stock Island

▪ Long Beach Road 33MM

▪ Key Deer Boulevard / Wilder Road 30.5MM

▪ New Found Harbor 30MM

▪ Ship’s Way 29.5MM

▪ Barry Avenue / Pirates Road 28.5MM

▪ State Road 4A 28MM

▪ West Indies Drive 27.5MM

▪ East & West Shore Drive 25MM

▪ Caribbean Drive 24.5MM

▪ Spanish Main Drive 23MM

▪ Ocean & Cutthroat Drive 22.75MM

▪ Drost Drive 21MM

▪ Crane Boulevard 19MM

▪ Sugarloaf Boulevard 17MM

▪ South Pointe Drive 16.5MM

▪ East & West Circle Drive 15MM

▪ Blue Water Drive 14.5MM

▪ Boca Chica Road 11MM

▪ Active Patrol – Blue Water Drive to Long Beach Road

▪ Active Patrol – West Indies Drive to Ramrod Key

▪ Active Patrol – Stock Island to Big Coppitt Key

▪ District 4 & 5

▪ Coral Key 63MM

▪ Duck Key 60MM

▪ Coco Plum Drive 54MM

▪ Sombrero Beach Road / Anglers Drive 50MM

▪ Sombrero Boulevard / 53rd Street 50MM

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