Manatee County and State Officials Confident - After Latest Piney Point Outflow Modeling, to Re-Open US 41. Details at 4pm Today
State, local officials, confident in latest Piney Point outflow modeling, will open U.S. 41 immediately
Piney Point Command Center will host 4 p.m. (4/6/21) press conference at EOC to announce other new updates
MANATEE COUNTY, FL (April 6, 2021) – After a preliminary meeting on developments at Piney Point with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Emergency Management, Manatee County Public Safety officials feel confident to re-open U.S. 41. Highway 41 was shut down last week as part of a broad evacuation zone that is still in effect.
Homes inside the evacuation zone are still under a mandatory evacuation, but U.S. 41 will reopen immediately. All surrounding roads still remain closed.
State and local agencies involved in the Piney Point response will host a press conference today, April 6 at 4 p.m. at the Public Safety Center,2101 47th Terrace E, Bradenton, to announce additional developments that take place during the day.
Residents with questions about the evacuation zone can call Manatee County’s call center at 311.
The Department of Environmental Protection has created an informational website about the Piney Point discharge. The site can be found at www.protectingfloridatogether.gov/PineyPointUpdate
In order to avoid confusion and to make sure consistent messaging occurs, all media updates will be provided during the press conference and on the County's two primary Twitter feeds,@mcgpublicsafety and @manateegov.