TAVARES— Lake County Transit suspended LakeXpress fixed route bus service effective 2 p.m. today and all scheduled Lake County Connection paratransit trips in anticipation of the forecasted severe weather caused by Hurricane Matthew.
The service suspension is in accordance with the Florida Department of Transportation and Federal Transit Administration approved System Safety Program Plan due to the probability of sustained winds reaching 37 miles per hour or more. Hurricane Matthew is forecasted to impact East Central Florida by Thursday, with sustained winds reaching anywhere from 55-70 mph through Saturday morning.
“We encourage all patrons to make alternate transportation arrangements to ensure safety during this weather event,” said Tomika Monterville, manager of Lake County’s Public Transit Division. “Following the storm and upon inspection of all roads for safety, flooding and debris removal, LakeXpress service will resume for all routes.”
For questions about LakeXpress, call the LakeXpress Customer Service at 352-326-8637, visit www.ridelakexpress.com, or contact Lake County Public Transit at 352-323-5733.
To sign up for the latest emergency notifications, visit www.alertlake.com. For the latest storm-related information, visit www.lakecountyfl.gov/emergency and follow Emergency Management at www.facebook.com/LakeCountyFLEmergencyManagement and www.twitter.com/lakeemergency. Residents requiring up-to-date emergency information may call the Citizens Information Line at 352-253-9999.