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Posted: January 02, 2018

Jacksonville government offices closing because of winter conditions

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By Stephanie Brown

Jacksonville, FL —

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry has ordered the closure of City offices for non-essential personnel Wednesday, in response to the intense winter conditions setting in.

Curry says the goal is to keep people off the roads.

“These are conditions that we’re not accustomed to here in Jacksonville and in Duval County,” he says.

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Curry says the City is ready with sand if icy conditions set in on the roads, and the Florida Department of Transportation is monitoring bridges for any conditions that become unsafe and require closures. The Florida Highway Patrol is also prepared to respond as needed.

The non-emergency City hotline 630-CITY will be in operation Wednesday from 6AM through 6PM, with the potential to expand those hours as needed. If you are experiencing an emergency, including medical distress, you should call 911.

“This is simply a precaution under severe weather. This is not a time for people to be scared or nervous about anything, it’s just, we’ve got to be smart as a community and as a city,” Curry says.

JTA buses plan to run a normal schedule, as of now.

Curry says they plan to have government offices open Thursday, but can reassess that as needed, based on the weather.

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