WUFT News

North Florida road closing update

By on July 5th, 2012

From 

Lake City  – The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is providing an update on road and bridge closures in Northeast Florida due to Tropical Storm Debby. 

Columbia County

  • SR 247 at a section of roadway between County Roads 240 and 242 is closed and totally impassable. Traffic detoured to SR 47 and US 27.

Nassau County

  • US 301 at Bryceville about four miles north of Baldwin (US 90) is closed at Brandy Branch Bridge due to bridge washout. Tentative reopening by this weekend. Crews have worked around the clock to install a temporary bridge. Once the road is reopened, the speed limit will be reduced to 45 mph at the temporary bridge and no overweight loads will be allowed. Currently, traffic is detoured to US 90 and County Roads 119 and 121 which is a 13-mile long detour.

Suwannee County

  • US 90, five miles west of US 129 in Live Oak is closed and totally impassable.

If the road ahead is flooded, turn around and find an alternate route. Flooded roads may hide the fact that the roadway is washed out underneath and as little as six inches of rushing water can force your car off the road.

Once the water recedes, the area is susceptible to sinkholes. Please report any unusual dips in the roadway or holes opening up on the roadside shoulders to the FDOT at 800-749-2967 or to local law enforcement.

For the latest closures, use www.FL511.com or follow the Florida Department of Transportation District Two on Twitter at @MyFDOT_NEFL.

Also, WUFT-FM’s Tom Krynski spoke with DOT’s Gina Busscher about the roads:

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

 


This entry was posted in Local and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.
 

More Stories in Local

Evergreen sign

Gainesville Cemetery Recognized as Historical Landmark

Gainesville’s Evergreen Cemetery, which has been active for 158 years and houses more than 10,000 graves, received the State of Florida Historical Marker on April 12.


April 18, 2014: Afternoon News in 90

A video roundup of local, state and national stories for readers in North Central Florida.


Alachua Tax Collector Von Fraser Dies at 76

Von Fraser, who has served as Alachua County’s Tax Collector for 33 years, died early Thursday morning at the age of 76.


Blueberries continue to adapt and thrive in Florida fields, and as a result new jobs are popping up around the state.

Blueberry Industry Brings Blossoming Job Opportunities

An increase in harvests of Florida blueberries helps economy in North Central Florida.


Concerns Raised About Corporal Punishment in North Central Florida Schools

Suwannee County School District has the highest number of corporal punishment incidents in Florida for the 2011-12 school year. Founder of Floridians Against Corporal Punishment in Public School has made Suwannee County the next goal of his civil rights campaign.


Thank you for your support

WUFT depends on the support of our community — people like you — to help us continue to provide quality programming to North Central Florida.
Become a Sustainer
I want to support FM 89.1/NPR
I want to support Florida's 5/PBS
Donate a Vehicle
Underwriting Payments