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FSU-UM football is still on but state won't use resources to provide escort



The state has notified the presidents of both Florida State University and the University of Miami that the Florida Highway Patrol will not provide the traditional escorts for the football game this weekend.

"All state law enforcement will be doing hurricane response and recovery,'' said Jackie Schutz, Scott's communications director said Friday morning.
She said that the schools make the decision about whether or not to cancel the game and the state would not be providing comment. 
However, the governor has urged people to avoid driving through areas still under evacuation and FSU has issued a warning to students and fans not to travel. 
"People need to be careful,'' Schutz said. "There's still a major Category 3 storm going up the coast. " 

[Last modified: Friday, October 7, 2016 12:33pm]


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