Transportation

Passengers Stuck on Plane Returning From Baltimore

Passengers Stuck on Plane Returning From Baltimore

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Passengers on flight 1007 from Baltimore have deplaned after being stuck at the gate for about 25 minutes.

The reason for the delay is due to the front door to the plane becoming stuck.

First Coast News Managing Editor Casey Clark was on that flight and snapped these pictures for us of the commotion on the plane.

Ground crews with Southwest Airlines brought an open stairwell to the rear of the plane for passengers to deplane through the back exit.

At this time everyone has deplaned safely.

St Johns County Sheriffs Office Announces Fleet Savings

At a recent St. Johns County Commission meeting, Sheriff David Shoar discussed with Commissioners a new plan to extend the life of patrol cars for an additional three
years at a much lower cost than purchasing new vehicles.

St. Johns Traffic Advisory, June 9

As an addition to the FDOT Traffic Advisory issued Friday, June 3, the following roadwork is planned by FDOT and may impact traffic in Putnam and St. Johns counties June 10.

OMCC Participates in Roadcheck 2011

The Florida Department of Transportation Office of Motor Carrier Compliance will take part in Roadcheck 2011, an international activity that will take place June 7-9 throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Weekend Traffic Advisories for Duval, Putnam and St. Johns Counties

Weekend Traffic Advisories for Duval, Putnam and St. Johns Counties

If you're traveling through the First Cost this weekend or in the coming week be advised there are some traffic advisories for motorists in Duval, St. Johns, and Putnam counties.

In Duval county expect periodic but temporary lane closures on Heckscher Drive as work crews continue converting the existing two lane rural section to a four lane urban section.

Crews will also be replacing the bridges at Dunn Creek and Broward River. But the new eastbound bridge over the Broward River is open to traffic with one lane of traffic in each direction.

In St. Johns county there are several closures and traffic shifts to report:

County Road 13 at Sixteen Mile Creek: No lane closures scheduled at this time; however, traffic has been shifted and the speed limit has been reduced to 40 mph.

St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office Joins Click It or Ticket

The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office will join local and national law enforcement officers and highway safety advocates all across the country for the 2011 national Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization, May 23-June 5.

St. Johns Weekly Traffic Advisory, May 13

The following is a list of roadwork underway by FDOT that may impact traffic in Putnam and St. Johns counties May 14 through May 20.