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FWC temporarily moves south entrance of Corbett WMA

News Release

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Media contact: Carli Segelson, 772-215-9459

(Map of area showing temporary entrance)

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will temporarily reroute the south entrance of the J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Palm Beach County. Starting at noon today, people can access the WMA from 120thStreet North/Halptiokee Road. This road runs along the C-18 Canal, with entry via the Bee Line Highway/710.

The entrance road has been temporary rerouted to allow public access to the WMA while a section of Seminole Pratt-Whitney Road from 100th Lane North to the south entrance of Corbett is closed. The public will need to use the temporary entrance until Seminole Pratt-Whitney Road is reopened.

Within the Corbett WMA, an eight-mile section of flooded road remains closed. Vehicles are prohibited on Stumper’s Grade and the South Grade from L Camp to Stumper’s Grade. The FWC will monitor road conditions daily and will reopen sections of road within the WMA as floodwaters 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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