Rising River Levels Lead to Road Closures in Levy County
Published April 29th, 2014
LEVY COUNTY- A mix of rising flood levels and a rainy forecast forced deputies to close one riverside roadway to traffic.
Nw 46th lane in levy county was transformed from a roadway to a waterway almost overnight after rising river water
On the Suwannee spilled over into the neighboring Fowlers Bluff community.
Levy County Sheriff's deputies blocked off the roadway and left a clear sign warning drivers about the potential hazards.
Sheriff's Office Lt Scott Tummond, explains why driving on the road is discouraged, "that wake then washes inside the home and causes additional damage inside the homes. Secondly it only takes a few inches of water to displace a vehicle from the road and that creates a problem that law enforcement can respond to, should somebody become endangered down there."
Deputies are on hand to assist the residents who are braving the floodwaters in getting supplies and transportation.
Levy County Sheriff's deputies are encouraging curious visitors to stay away from the area.
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