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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.

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

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

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

 

About Donna Green-Townsend

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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