Flooding, debris closes Jacksonville-area roads, portions of I-4 washed out

Numerous road closures reported around Northeast Florida

Flooding on San Juan Boulevard

The Florida Department of Transportation, local emergency management departments and area law enforcement agencies are reporting numerous road closures throughout Northeast Florida due to flooding and debris from Irma. 

Sens. Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio asked the Department of Transportation for support for roads impacted, including part of I-4 that Nelson's office said was washed out.

"We ask the Department of Transportation to continue to coordinate with relevant federal agencies to provide all possible aid, staff and resources to address any deficiencies," the senators said in a joint statement.

Jacksonville

Many roads and streets were flooded in downtown Jacksonville, San Marco and Riverside.

According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, as of Tuesday morning, Heckscher Drive was closed due to flooding for drivers headed to Blount Island and the Talbot Islands. 

 VIEW: News4Jax real-time traffic map | Area bridge closures

St. Johns County 

St. Johns County Emergency Management said the following roads are closed as of Monday afternoon:

  • Roscoe Road -- Flooding
  • SR 13 Lemonwood to Racetrack -- Flooding
  • Flagler Estates Blvd -- Flooding
  • US 1/S. DuPont Center --Tree Blocking
  • SR 206 -- Flooding
  • US 1/International Golf Parkway --Tree Blocking
  • SR 16/SR 13 Intersection -- Flooding
  • SR 207 in Elkton -- Flooding
  • 4 Mile Road -- Tree Blocking
  • CR 214 -- Tree Blocking
  • I-95 mile marker 301 & 304 -- Debris in Right Lane Northbound
  • Julington Creek Bridge -- Flooding
  • SR 13 @ Don Manuel -- Trees Down
  • International Golf Parkway between US 1 and I -95  -- Closed, impassible due to flooding and trees

Clay County

According to Clay county officials, the following roads and bridges in Clay County are closed:

  • Shands Bridge
  • Blanding Blvd. at County Road 218
  • State Road 16 is closed from Sandhill Rd. to Thunder Rd.
  • County Road 220 at Joe Johns Road
  • Thunder Road at Eds Court
  • County Road 215 at Primrose

Many streets are blocked by downed trees and flooding. Teams are working to clear areas as conditions allow.

It is vital that citizens avoid these areas immediately.

Many other roads in Clay County have traffic lights that are down. By law, drivers should treat that intersection as a 4-way stop.

Storm surge from Hurricane Irma created high flooding in Clay County and forced the Black Creek to reach record flood levels. Many roads in that area are unpassable.

The town of Orange Park says there are several trees down blocking streets on Plainfield, Redfox and Holly Point E, Birdwood, Dogwood, and so on. Several have fallen on buildings. Several roads are blocked from fallen power lines, and many roads remain flooded as well.

Putnam County

The Florida Department of Transportation said the following roads are closed:

  • SR 19 -- debris
  • SR 20 -- flooding

Alachua County

FDOT reported the following roads are closed:

  • SR 26 east of Gainesville -- debris and flooding
  • University and SR 121 -- flooding in Hogtown area

 

News4Jax will be updating this story as more road closures are reported.