Flooded roads cause driving hazards


LAKE CITY, Fla. – The Florida Highway Patrol urges motorists to be prepared for the possibility of standing water on Interstate 10 Sunday due to the recent heavy rainfall  in Columbia County. 

News4Jax meteorologist Rebecca Barry said parts of Columbia County received up to 12 inches of rain over the weekend.

Columbia County is under a flash flood warning unitl Monday.

Police said two homes have been reported as flooded.

Troopers are monitoring the interstate between I-75 and the Baker County line for roadway issues.

Drivers are encouraged to decrease their speed to avoid hydroplaning and adjust their driving as necessary to avoid a collision, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

School is expected to be in session tomorrow, according to the Columbia County Florida Emergency Management.

The County Road Department closed the following roads:

NW Harris Loop

SW Bishop Avenue

NE Greenfield Tower Road

CR 252 and SE High Falls Road

SE Peacock Terrace between SE Alfred Markham and CR 252

NE Triple Run and NE Cheshire Lane

NE Drew Road

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