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Heavy traffic expected over Valentine's Day weekend on Sanibel

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Posted at 3:12 PM, Feb 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-12 15:12:24-05

SANIBEL, Fla. — Sanibel Police Department warn that based upon historical traffic patterns, the combination Valentine’s Day and Presidents’ Day Weekend they are expecting heavy traffic on Sanibel this weekend. The Sanibel Police Department wants to remind all residents and visitors to reduce congestion travel during peak times which in season are:

Between the hours of 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Motorists are reminded that traffic conditions on Sanibel may be monitored in real-time on:

To view the Traffic App information

To view the Important Peak Season information

Sanibel Chief of Police Bill Dalton also reminds all cyclists to follow the rules of the road for safety, that all cyclists should always wear a helmet, and everyone (pedestrians, cyclists and motorists) should always follow the instructions of the Traffic Officers.

To view Sanibel Bicycle Club Bicycle Safety Video

Consider avoiding off-island directions of travel between 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.