Hurricane Matthew Travel Tips

Posted by Trevecca on Oct 7, 2016 3:20:58 PM


With Hurricane Matthew bearing down on the East Coast as Trevecca’s Fall Break begins, we want our students to travel safely. If you are traveling to the affected regions, here are some road closures, conditions and travel advisories you need to be aware of. In some cases, it may be wise to reschedule your trip.

General Information:

  • The National Hurricane Center offers specific information about weather conditions, local evacuation decisions and other precautionary measures. Consult it before traveling.
  • Call ahead to family or hotels to check the road and weather conditions. They can advise you about conditions.
  • Many states use the 511 system to quickly share travel information. Simply dial 511 on your phone.
  • Monitor local media and check with National Weather Center offices before traveling.

If you’re traveling to Florida

  • For up-to-date information on road conditions and closures, consult Florida 511. For Orlando-specific information, go here.
  • Rick Scott has declared a State of Emergency for every county in Florida
  • Several Florida counties have imposed mandatory curfews.
  • For various State of Florida emergency hotline numbers, visit this site.
  • Tolls in the affected areas have been suspended until the storm passes. This includes the entire Florida Turnpike.
  • You can monitor traffic incidents by region here.

If you’re traveling to South Carolina

  • Get information about South Carolina road conditions here. To learn the conditions in a specific county, go
  • Know the evacuation routes. No lane reversals are currently in effect.
  • Many cities and counties have imposed mandatory curfews.

If you’re traveling to North Carolina

  • Check North Carolina road conditions here.
  • Follow @NCDOT and @NCEmergency on Twitter for up-to-the-information about travel and weather conditions.
  • Governor Pat McCrory has declared a state of emergency in all 100 counties and a tropical storm warning is now in effect for areas of North Carolina south of Surf City.

If you’re traveling to Georgia

  • Get up-to-date road conditions, closures and more here.
  • Some evacuation routes are in effect and the state has instituted contraflow procedures, meaning all lanes are being used to evacuate residents from the area and inbound traffic is not allowed. Check here before traveling.
  • Governor Nathan Deal has declared a State of Emergency in at least 30 counties. Learn more here.
Several cities and counties have imposed curfews. Consult local media and official city or county websites before traveling.

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