Hurricane Irma: What Jupiter residents need to know Monday


Highlights

Jupiter Town hall, schools closed

Downed signals at intersections: treat as 4-way stops in Jupiter

Traffic lights are down, stores are starting to open and people are finding exposed sea turtle nests of the beach in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

“I was walking by and I saw them. I saw a few more,” said Jupiter resident Taylor English, who was walking on Dog Beach north of the Juno Beach Pier. Nearby, surfers were hauling their boards to the waves.

READ: Millions out of power

Traffic lights are out on A1A, Military Trail, U.S. 1, Donald Ross Road, Tequesta Drive and other roads in Jupiter, Tequesta and Juno Beach. Motorists are asked to treat them as four-way stops. Crews are cleaning fallen trees and branches from swales and sidewalks throughout north county.

Publix stores are reopening. Palm Beach County schools are closed Tuesday.

How fast was the wind?

Maximum winds reached 77 miles per hour in Jupiter and 84 miles per hour in Juno Beach, accordinging to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

To see a list of wind speeds in South Florida, see staff writer Kimberly Miller’s story.

Curfew

The curfew is lifted in Jupiter during the day. The curfew is still in effect from dusk until dawn.

Drivers should stay off the road except for non-critical travel. Drivers on the road should have identification ready.

The curfew has been lifted in Juno Beach.

Meanwhile, Palm Beach County curfew is being lifted effective as of 8 a.m. It will remain lifted during daylight hours. But it will be in effect dusk to dawn until further notice.

A coastal flood advisory is in effect until 5 p.m., the National Weather Service said.

Town Hall

Town Hall and all regular town business and services are closed Monday.

There will be updates distributed on the Town’s information line at 561-743-7013 or go to jupiter.fl.us.

There is a walk-up information desk available at the Community Center during business hours Monday.

Roads

Signal lights were out Monday morning on Military Trail from Jupiter Lakes Boulevard near Jupiter Medical Center to University Boulevard in Abacoa. Signals are out along A1A and U.S. 1 and at Tequesta Drive and U.S. 1 in Tequesta.

Traffic lights were out Monday at Donald Ross Road and Alternate State Road A1A, near Trump National Golf Club.

Downed traffic lights should be treated as as four-way stops. These intersections should be treated as four-way stops.

HURRICANE IRMA: Get the latest news and information on the storm

TOWN NEWS

All Jupiter Parks will be closed starting the morning of Thursday, September 7th, until further notice.

SPORTS

All Jupiter Tequesta Athletic Association (JTAA) activities have been canceled beginning Thursday, September 7th until the storm passes and the fields are cleared. Check JTAA’s Facebook page for updates.

SCHOOLS

All Palm Beach County schools will be closed Monday and Tuesday.

In the event that Jupiter experiences loss of power, you may still be able to get updates through your phone’s cell service, so be sure to connect with us through our social media channels. Follow us on Facebookand Twitter to stay up-to-date should your power go out.

Publix stores are reopening.

CLOSINGS

* All Jupiter Tequesta Athletic Association (JTAA) activities have been canceled. Check jtaa.org for updates.

* The Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach Pier and Jupiter Lighthouse & Museum are closed.

JUNO PIER, BUSINESSES CLOSE

Wood panels have been removed from the end of the Juno Beach Fishing Pier, which has been closed.

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/local/hurricane-irma-juno-beach-pier-closes-business-shut-down/kfa17sOjAcBhBZAOov449O/

JUNO BEACH UPDATES:

* The Town Center phone will continue to be answered, 561-626-1122.

* Police and emergency personnel are available.

SPORTS

All Palm Beach County sports and activities are cancelled beginning Wednesday, September 6th. Jupiter Tequesta Athletic Association sports and activities are cancelled beginning tomorrow, Thursday, September 7th until the storm passes.

JTAA will announce when the fields are clear for play.

JUPITER LIGHTHOUSE

Lighthouse will go dark for Hurricane Irma, the lens on top of the lighthouse will be wrapped for protection. The historic arifacts have been moved, and 600 shutters going up on historic buildings on the property.



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