Fuel trucks getting FHP escorts to gas stations
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) —
The Florida Highway Patrol is making sure critical fuel shipments and supplies are getting to people in need after the storm.
The gas crunch is back in Florida as evacuees begin returning their homes.
The governor's office released video Tuesday of troopers escorting several tanker trucks down the highway.
Gov. Scott said getting fuel to the people is a top priority as the state begins cleaning up from Irma.
FHP is dedicating 20 troopers just for fuel escorts from Port of Jacksonville, Port of Tampa, Port Everglades and Port Canaveral. They will head into impacted areas, according to the governor.
Troopers are also escorting trucks full of relief supplies. They're heading from the Florida-Georgia line to Miami.
Utility trucks are also getting FHP escorts to Southwest Florida.