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Sept. 12, 2017 - Marion County government offices to reopen Wednesday, Sept. 13 and encourages residents to stay off the roads on Tuesday, Sept. 12

Post Date:09/12/2017 12:25 PM

Marion County government offices to reopen

Wednesday, Sept. 13 and encourages residents to stay off the roads on Tuesday, Sept. 12

 

Marion County government offices and facilities are remaining closed on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, but will reopen on Wednesday, Sept. 13. Some departments may have limited service due to loss of power.

Important exceptions to note include:

Animal Services will have on-call officers available at 352-753-9111.

Building Safety will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for Post Incident Permits only on Sept. 12. Residents can call 352-438-2408 to report storm damage or to request a storm damage assessment. The department will open for normal business and continue issuing Post Incident Permits on Sept. 13 and all normal business calls should be directed to 352-438-2400. Post Incident Permits will no longer be issued after Oct. 1, 2017.

Solid Waste facilities (recycling centers and landfill) will be open Sept. 12 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the exception of the Wright Road recycling center (11190 NW 90th Ave., Reddick) which is closed due to flooding. Residents are strongly encouraged to wait until conditions are safer before transporting yard debris or trash. Residents living on county-maintained roads can move the debris to the sides of the road (not in the road), and the county will pick it up. Please know that due to the widespread storm impact across the county, this may take some time. The yard debris should be kept separate from household trash, construction debris and appliances.

Residents can visit www.MarionCountyFL.org/SolidWaste to find their nearest recycling center.

Office of the County Engineer is working to clear roads and address intersections without working traffic lights. Contact the department with reports of storm damage at 352-671-8686.

Marion County strongly encourages all residents to stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary. Driving conditions are still dangerous, due to widespread power outages, debris in roadways and flooding. If you must drive, please use extra caution, as many intersections do not have working traffic lights. Treat these intersections as 4-way stops. Do not attempt to drive through flooded roadways, as it’s easy to miscalculate the force and depth of the water.

For more information, contact Marion County Administration at 352-438-2300.

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