Hurricane Ian: Publix stores in these Central Florida counties will close early for the storm

ORLANDO, Fla. — Publix locations in seven Central Florida counties will close early on Wednesday due to Hurricane Ian.

Publix officials said locations in Sumter, Orange, Lake (717 N. 14th St., Leesburg and 1120 Bichara Blvd., The Villages), Seminole, Marion, Osceola, and Volusia counties will close at noon on Wednesday.


The grocer previously planned to close those locations at 6 p.m., but moved that time up to noon.

Those locations are expected to stay closed through Thursday and reopen on Friday.

The company said the hours may be adjusted due to storm impacts.

Read: Hurricane Ian: County-by-county guide to shelter locations in Central Florida

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.