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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/07/DOTFP.mp3|titles=DOTFP]