The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is providing an update on road and
bridge closures in Northeast Florida due to Tropical Storm Debby.
SR 247 at a section of roadway between County Roads 240 and 242 is closed and
totally impassable. Traffic detoured to SR 47 and US 27.
- US 301 at Bryceville about four miles north of Baldwin (US 90) is closed at Brandy
Branch Bridge due to bridge washout. Tentative reopening by this weekend.
Crews have worked around the clock to install a temporary bridge. Once the
road is reopened, the speed limit will be reduced to 45 mph at the temporary
bridge and no overweight loads will be allowed. Currently, traffic is detoured
to US 90 and County Roads 119 and 121 which is a 13-mile long detour.
- US 90, five miles west of US 129 in Live Oak is closed and totally
If the road ahead is flooded, turn around and find an alternate route. Flooded
roads may hide the fact that the roadway is washed out underneath and as little
as six inches of rushing water can force your car off the road.
Once the water recedes, the area is susceptible to sinkholes. Please report any unusual dips in the roadway or holes opening up on the roadside shoulders to the FDOT at 800-749-2967 or to local law enforcement.
For the latest closures, use www.FL511.com or follow the Florida Department of
Transportation District Two on Twitter at @MyFDOT_NEFL.
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