For Immediate Release October 26, 2005
Please make the following information available regarding current
fuel status on Florida’s Turnpike:
- Service Plazas on Florida’s Turnpike from Miami to Yeehaw
Junction are experiencing 3 to 5 hour waits for fuel.
- There is a $20 maximum allocation of fuel per VEHICLE...not per
person. This will buy approximately seven and a half gallons of
fuel. Motorists could expect to burn this much fuel waiting in line
at the pumps.
- Currently, there is a five plus mile back-up at the fuel pumps
on the Turnpike.
- There are no walk-ups for fuel. Motorists must drive to the
pumps to get fuel.
- The Turnpike asks motorists to wait until power is restored to
try to get fuel. If people do try to leave the area, it is suggested
that motorists have enough fuel to reach Orlando where fuel is
- The Turnpike asks motorists to be patient. Turnpike employees
are trying to accommodate everyone.
Tolls will remain suspended until further notice on:
and southbound Florida’s Turnpike from the US 1-Florida City
interchange (Exit 1) in Miami-Dade County to the Three Lakes
mainline toll plaza at Milepost 236 in Osceola County
and southbound Sawgrass Expressway (Toll 869)
- Eastbound and
westbound Alligator Alley (I-75)
Media Outlets are encouraged to contact Turnpike personnel for
television and radio interviews. Kim Poulton, Turnpike
Communications Director, and Chad Huff, Turnpike Public Information
Officer, are available for interviews.
They can be reached at:
- 954-934-1278 – Turnpike Communications
- 954-934-1288 – Kim Poulton Direct Line
- 954-934-1289 – Chad
Huff Direct Line