PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. -- The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office announced Sunday it would close off access to the barrier islands.
The restriction, which starts at 6 a.m., includes businesses and residents from Dunedin Causeway to Tierra Verde.
Anyone leaving the barrier islands will not be impacted.
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Law enforcement is expected to patrol evacuation areas, including the barrier island communities.
The sheriff's office said re-entry will be announced after Hurricane Irma passes.
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