Drone Crash Closes Highway 98 for Extended Amount of Time

The Highway 98 closure is causing a big headache for people trying to get from Panama City to Mexico Beach on their way home from work Wednesday tonight and on their way to work Thursday morning.

Drivers trying to use Highway 98 and go past Tyndall Air Force Base found themselves turning around.

That area is closed off until at least mid-day Thursday, leaving drivers to find another route.

"We have to go through Wewa. We live in Mexico Beach," said one driver.

"It'll put a small kink in our plans, that is correct. It's going to delay our trip. We came this route intentionally because we wanted to drive the scenic route instead of going straight I-10,"said another driver.

The best available detour for drivers involves using Highway 22 and Highway 71. That route will add an extra hour to your trip.

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