Monroe County Emergency Management Hurricane Irma Update (Sept. 18 • 7:50 p.m.)

Checkpoint for Florida Keys Traffic to Cease Operations Tuesday

Monroe County officials announced Monday the U.S. Highway 1 checkpoint, established in Florida City after Hurricane Irma, is to be terminated Tuesday at 7:30 a.m.

While road travel to the Keys island chain will be unencumbered for residents, business owners and others needed for the recovery, 21 neighborhoods in the hardest hit areas in the corridor between Marathon and Key West are to be blocked to everyone other than those with proof of residency.

In addition, Keys officials are still asking vacationers to postpone immediate plans to visit the region. The Keys remain under a state of emergency and recovery efforts are still ongoing, officials stressed, adding that infrastructure has not been fully restored

A decision to reopen the Keys for visitors is to be forthcoming and status updates regarding the resumption of recreational travel to the Keys are to be posted at


Monroe County Emergency Management has a new website dedicated solely to the Hurricane Irma Recovery Effort. It is 

Information also is available on Facebook @KeysRecovery and Twitter at @keysrecovery

Monroe County’s Information Hotline is back on line at 1-800-955-5504.


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