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Florida Keys Warnings and Dangers: 14 reviews and 23 photos

  Bob's Barricade Barrel
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  • Bob's Barricade Barrel - Florida Keys
      Bob's Barricade Barrel
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  • Road blocked off for a car show - Florida Keys
      Road blocked off for a car show
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  • narrow road - Florida Keys
      narrow road
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  • with periodic construction - Florida Keys
      with periodic construction
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  • Early start to avoid the traffic - Florida Keys
      Early start to avoid the traffic
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The road down the Florida Keys can be beautiful, and for the driver distracting. Accidents can block the road for many hours, and there often are construction projects along the way which also hold up traffic. Except for a short stretch in the upper keys where there is a toll road that parallels US 1, there is only one road in or out of the Keys. If there is an accident, you have to wait until it is cleared. I remember one day when a motorcycle ended up under a propane truck and traffic was stopped on the highway for four hours. My daughter's family came down from Miami in a boat and they got there faster that way than they would have in a car.

So build a little extra time into your trip, and it may also work to travel early in the morning or late at night.

[But I took the picture of the orange barrel because my husband's name is Bob]

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  • Written Sep 11, 2011
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