NEWSFLASH: All Causeways Open Except Peebles Bridge On SR 520 Into Cocoa Beach
By Space Coast Daily // October 7, 2016
Cocoa Beach not open for evacuees to return
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Florida Department of Transportation has released all Brevard causeways in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, which are now open with an exception to Peebles Bridge leading into Cocoa Beach.
The following Bridges are open for citizens to re-occupy their residences and businesses:
U.S. 192 (Melbourne Causeway)
SR 518 (Eau Gallie Causeway)
SR 404 (Pineda Causeway)
SR520 (Hubert Humphry Bridge into Merritt Island)
SR 528 (Beachline Expressway)
SR 405 (NASA Causeway)
SR406 (A. Max Brewer Memorial Parkway)
REMAINED CLOSED: Peebles Bridge over State Road 520 will remain closed, and traffic on State Road 520 leading to Cocoa Beach will remained closed until further notice.
At this time, the City of Cocoa Beach is the only area on the barrier island that is not open for evacuees to return.
The City of Cocoa Beach is still in the process of addressing a number of safety hazards. Citizens of Cocoa Beach are asked to please remain in place for the time being so the city Police Department and Public Works team can render that area safe.
“We want the citizens and visitors of Brevard to know this is still an affected area with storm damage and to please use extreme caution while traveling through areas affected by the storm,” said Cpl. Dave Jacobs of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Department.
“Utility crews continue to assess damage, and there is still a potential for more power lines or trees to fall.”
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