South Florida Services, Businesses Begin to Reopen After Matthew Passes

With Hurricane Matthew no longer a threat to the area, businesses and public services were among those who were reopening on Friday.

In Miami-Dade County, police and fire rescue services resumed their normal schedule as will transit operations for both Metrorail and the Metromover. Shelters began closing in the morning, while drawbridges have reopened for boat traffic.

In Broward County, transit services will resume using a Sunday schedule.

Miami International Airport officials said they would start accepting arrivals Friday morning, with the first departures taking place in the early afternoon. Over 300 flights, however, have been cancelled. Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport reopened at 11 a.m.

Both Aventura Mall and Dolphin Mall opened at their regularly scheduled time Friday of 10 a.m.

A number of power outages remained Friday but Florida Power and Light said crews were working around the clock to restore service. Only about 400 customers remained without service in Miami-Dade and Broward as of 9 p.m.

Everyone is encouraged to call in advance to confirm if the business or public service you are attempting to use or attend will be open.

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