Keys Residents Being Kept From Returning Home After Irma

Those trying to return to the Florida Keys in the wake of Hurricane Irma are finding one giant roadblock – as deputies and the Florida Highway Patrol are not allowing them to do so.

Officers are positioned on U.S. 1 just south of Florida City, only allowing essential emergency personnel to go through. The Florida Department of Transportation tweeted Monday afternoon that the road will be closed until assessment of the road and 42 bridges between Florida City and Key West is complete.

Frustrated residents being turned away from their homes are fuming at being kept out.