1100+ Flights Canceled, Airports Close Ahead Of Dorian

The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel reports:

Palm Beach International Airport and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport will close today as Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida. The state has suspended tolls on major highways in advance of the storm, under orders from Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Tolls have been suspended on Florida’s Turnpike, Alligator Alley, the Sawgrass Expressway, the SR 528 Beachline Expressway, SR 417 and SR 429.

DeSantis has directed state transportation officials to monitor traffic flow to determine the opening of shoulders along major highways. If that happens, the Florida Highway Patrol will assist in the direction of traffic.

Orlando’s airport had planned to close today as well, but for now they are staying open. At this writing, Flight Aware is showing 1107 canceled flights, about half of which involve south Florida airports.