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I-295 blocked near Main Street due to flooding

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, there was 2.5 feet of water over I-295.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, there was 2.5 feet of water over I-295. (Florida 511)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Interstate 295 East Beltway at Interstate 95 on the north end of Duval County was shut down Wednesday night due to about 2.5 feet of water over the roadway, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers said traffic was being diverted to Main Street.

Drivers were encouraged to use alternative routes.

The flooding occurred as Tropical Storm Elsa made its way past North Florida.