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Heavy rain causing dangerous driving hazards on I-75

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Many North Central Florida counties are under a tornado watch until 5 a.m. Monday because of Tropical Storm Debby. Throughout Sunday heavy rains caused trouble spots on Interstate 75. The Florida highway Patrol stayed busy working a variety of weather-related accidents. Marion County highway patrol dispatcher Mike Hancock describes what problems the heavy rain is causing.


Hancock says the rain is weakening the soil around trees near the interstate.


Hancock recommends motorists use caution while driving and expect water to be on the highways especially in Alachua County.


Conditions are expected to worsen over the next 24 hours as Tropical Storm Debby continues to move closer to landfall.


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Donna is a reporter for WUFT News and can be contacted by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing news@wuft.org.

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