Crews move quickly to ready roads following Hurricane Matthew

Kristina Webb, Palm Beach Post

Lucerne Avenue in downtown Lake Worth is deserted in advance of the arrival of Hurricane Matthew on Thursday afternoon, October 6, 2016. (Bruce R. Bennett / The Palm Beach Post)

Lucerne Avenue in downtown Lake Worth is deserted in advance of the arrival of Hurricane Matthew on Thursday afternoon, October 6, 2016. (Bruce R. Bennett / The Palm Beach Post)

Hurricane Matthew left Palm Beach County with little damage to roads Friday — a relief to residents who had braced for possible landfall from the Category 4 storm. Although the area did not sustain the catastrophic damage, officials advised residents Friday to remain inside until the storm passed and crews had time to clear the roads. Florida Highway Patrol spokesman Sgt. Mark Wysocky said plazas on Florida’s Turnpike from Fort Pierce south were reopening to sell gas. He noted that most South Florida highways were clear, and there were no serious incidents overnight in Broward and Palm Beach counties. Wysocky urged people to not go out unless they absolutely have to: “Just stay unless you need to get out for something specific,” he said.

 

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