JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - MAY 24, 10:53 A.M. UPDATE: I-95 northbound has reopened following closures Thursday afternoon due to the wildfire.
Northbound is open!!! pic.twitter.com/SOMHwbKqat— FHPJacksonville (@FHPJacksonville) May 24, 2019
MAY 24, 10:36 A.M. UPDATE: I-95 southbound has opened.
Southbound is open!! pic.twitter.com/wl2RTz35DD— FHPJacksonville (@FHPJacksonville) May 24, 2019
MAY 24, 10:09 A.M. UPDATE: I-95 southbound will open for drivers in about five minutes and I-95 northbound will follow soon, according to Florida Highway Patrol.
MAY 24, 5:30 A.M. UPDATE:
As of Friday morning, traffic on I-95 is currently being detoured in both directions due to the massive Yellowbluff fire.
I-95 northbound traffic is shutdown at the I-295 north interchange.
Drivers have the option to take the east or west beltway.
Southbound I-95 traffic in Nassau County is being pushed off the interstate at State Road 200 -- the Yulee/Callahan exit.
US 17 is the main alternate route for both detours.
NASSAU COUNTY: Due to severe traffic in Yulee, school buses serving Highway 17 and adjoining streets will experience one hour delays in bus pickup times.
According to FFS Jax wildfire mitigation specialist Annaleasa Winter, there is no estimate on when the smoke will clear and when I-95 will reopen. The fire is approximately 30% contained and will likely be weeks before 100% since there is no rain in forecast for a week or more.
TRAFFIC ALERT- Detours remain in place this morning due to the Yellow Bluff Wildfire 95 NB shut down at 295 on the northend. 95 SB closed at State Road 200...US 17 is the main alternate but build in plenty of extra time #ANJTraffic @ActionNewsJax @WOKVNews pic.twitter.com/TrLHHybA1S— First Alert Traffic (@ActionTraffic) May 24, 2019
🔺🔺🔺 I-95 northbound travel update due to the #YellowBluffFire:— Jax Sheriff's Office (@JSOPIO) May 24, 2019
I-95 northbound is shut down at I-295 exit 362. At I-295 you must either go east or west.
This is expected for at least the next 24 hours. We will update on Twitter if and when any changes occur. https://t.co/W31xvsib9F
All Lanes on US1 in Hilliard are open. I-95 N & S remain closed from Exit 373 in Nasssu Co. to Exit 362 in Duval Co. Expect delays as traffic reroutes from Heckscher Drive on the East and 301 on the west. SR200/A1A is likely to back up. 17 N & S open, but slow. #YellowBluffFire pic.twitter.com/d0ncu0iY0O— NassauEM (@NassauEM) May 24, 2019
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