FDOT: I-75 To Remain Open As Santa Fe River Recedes

Rising waters could force stretch of I-75 to close

Interstate 75 will remain open at a bridge over the swollen Santa Fe River, the Florida Department of Transportation said.

If the river rose to an unsafe level, I-75 would become unpassable in both directions and be closed immediately.

High water levels are impacting USA 41 and United States 27.

The river has rapidly risen 15 feet within the past 36 hours due to the heavy rainfall over North Florida from Hurricane Irma, officials said. Flood stage is 43 feet at O'Leno and 17 feet at Three Rivers.

The closure would be for all I-75 lanes between Interstate 10 to the north and U.S. Route 441 to the south, and it would surely cause further traffic nightmares for Hurricane Irma evacuees returning home on the already-clogged roads. FDOT will keep the public updated on closures and travelers can consult with www.FL511.com for up-to-date road information and closures.

Cardinals' David Johnson placed on injured reserve; Chris Johnson, DJ Foster signed
He accumulated at least 1,000 yards from scrimmage in his first three seasons at ASU before totaling 864 his senior year. Kerwynn Williams , Andre Ellington and Elijah Penny are the remaining running backs on the Arizona roster.

The Suwannee River reached 75.5 feet at White Springs when it was measured around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Suwannee River Water Management District.

The flood threat at the bridge was an additional reason state officials urged residents not to drive home yet Wednesday.

This unprecedented river flooding will also cause closures and extensive rerouting of traffic on USA 27, US 41, S.R. 47 and possibly USA 121.

Should the interstate close, drivers would have to detour to I-295 / I-95 or US-19 / US-98 / US-27.

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