Hurricane Idalia: Publix, Winn-Dixie closing stores as storm moves in

Publix and Winn-Dixie closed some of their grocery stores on Tuesday as Hurricane Idalia makes its way across the state.

Publix plans to close some 30 stores in Alachua, Citrus, Columbia, Marion, and Suwannee counties. Those stores will close at 7 p.m. and plan to reopen on Wednesday after Hurricane Idalia has made it through, depending on conditions.

Several stores in and around the Tampa area have also closed with planned to reopen on Wednesday after the storm passes. According to Publix's website, more than 100 stores closed early.

Visit to see a list of stores that have modified hours.


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Winn-Dixie also closed dozens of its grocery stores in Florida, including in Orlando, Tampa, and Gainesville. Visit for a full list of closures and locations.