Old A1A in St. Johns County washed out

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. – St. Johns County crews are working to repair a stretch of Old A1A in the southern part of the county, just north of Marineland, where the road is crumbling because of high surf from a nor'easter.

Bulldozers are rebuilding the road surface with dirt, and gravel is being brought in by the truckload.

That section of Old A1A is open only to local residents.

There are about 15-20 homes in that southern tip of the county. 


High tides plus strong northeast winds reaching as high as 30 mph caused erosion along the coast of St. Johns County affecting numerous homes.

The county issued a local emergency warning Monday because of severe winds, lunar tides and high waves that were causing erosion.

National Weather Service officials said they'd gotten some reports about erosion in the Ponte Vedra Beach, Vilano Beach and Summer Haven areas.

Some parts of St. Johns County, including Ponte Vedra Beach, are no stranger to the troubles of erosion.

Further south in St. Augustine, several areas have also dealt with issues of flooding.