With Hurricane Irma quickly approaching South Florida, Uber has already suspended its experience-sharing providers in the Florida Keys. Lyft has introduced it will do the identical at midnight Friday.
Riders in Miami-Dade and Broward counties can proceed to make use of the providers till climate circumstances deteriorate to the purpose the place it’s thought-about too unsafe to be on the roads, each corporations confirmed late Friday.
Although it’s unclear when precisely that will be, Uber spokesperson Javier Correoso advised the Miami Herald that the corporate will flip off entry to drivers and riders when emergency officers advise drivers to remain off the roads and as soon as “curfews and orders are given by officials” as Hurricane Irma makes its solution to South Florida.
Lyft’s spokesperson additionally stated they’re intently monitoring circumstances and staying in communication with space drivers and metropolis leaders.
The hurricane is predicted to unleash tropical storm power winds by Saturday late afternoon, which is usually when it’s thought-about unsafe to be driving.
UberEATS was suspended early Friday morning.