FDOT crews repair roads after Hurricane Irma

Posted at 7:39 AM, Oct 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-11 07:39:36-04

FORT MYERS, Fla-- There's a good chance you've seen an FDOT crew busy repairing roads after Hurricane Irma. An FDOT spokesperson said all state roads are now reopen after crews worked to fix roads that had damage. 

One of the biggest concerns was roads collapsing from standing water. FDOT said they've removed any water from roads and proactively repaired places of concern. 

"If you have so much water in some of these drainage systems that the pipes can't handle it and they collapse then that's what causes the roads to collapse. If you have a pipe running under a road and it collapses that's what creates that void and it all sort of just collapses too," said FDOT Spokesperson Zach Burch. 

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