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High water prompts restrictions on Corbett WMA

News Release

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Media contact: Carli Segelson, 772-215-9459

High water levels have prompted the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to issue an emergency order closing an approximately 8-mile section of flooded road within the J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Palm Beach County.

Effective immediately, vehicles are prohibited on Stumper’s Grade and the South Grade from L Camp to Stumper’s Grade.

This action is necessary because of hazardous conditions and road damage caused by widespread flooding from Tropical Storm Isaac.

The closure will remain in effect until conditions warrant reopening. The FWC will monitor road conditions daily and will reopen sections of road as flood waters recede and hazards subside.

For updated closure and reopening information visit MyFWC.com/DisasterPlan and click on “Open/Closed Status of FWC Offices and FWC-managed Areas.”

To report a violation of this order, or any fish and wildlife law violation, call the FWC’s Wildlife Alert hotline at 888-404-3922.



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