Suspicious package at rest area — UPDATED

The Florida Highway Patrol is currently investigating a suspicious package at the Rest Area on State Road 8(I-10) eastbound. The incident location is Eastbound Mile Marker 133 (Rest Area) in Jackson County. The rest area is closed and has been evacuated for precautionary reasons. The Bay County Sheriff’s Office bomb Squad is assisting.

UPDATE, 1:47 P.M. — THE REST AREA IS NOW OPEN, THE PACKAGE HAS BEEN DEEMED SAFE.