Collier County leaders vote in favor of opening beaches for normal hours on the weekend

Reporter: Nicole Lauren
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Vanderbilt beach. Photo via WINK News

Collier County has lifted the restrictions on county beaches and that means beaches will go back to normal hours on the weekend.

Commissioner Bill McDaniel says the limitations were hurting the economy while nearby counties are flourishing.

The restrictions were meant to discourage people from coming over from the east coast and crowding the beaches.

Sheriff Kevin Rambosk says he’ll be ready to handle any influx if it does happen.

The beaches will still only be open sunrise to sundown during the week. There has been no word on when commissioners will talk about changing those hours

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