Traffic detours and caution areas in Cape Coral

Posted at 1:52 PM, Aug 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-27 14:29:24-04

The Cape Coral Police Department and Cape Coral Fire Department are reporting a widespread surface street flooding to continue Sunday into Monday.

As of Sunday, Old Burnt Store Road is now closed between Durden and Kismet in Cape Coral, CCFD said.

The runoff from the Yucca Pens has made the road impassable. Traffic is being directed to Old Burnt Store Rd. via Kismet and Durden

The road is expected to be closed for 24 to possibly 48 hours.

The intersection of Chiquita and Trafalgar, Skyline Boulevard and Trafalgar as well as Santa Barbara Boulevard and Pine Island road are all closed, CCPD said on Sunday.

Resents are asked to avoid all areas highlighted in yellow or to enter with caution.

Barricades have been deployed at some of the most flooded areas.  Authorities are asking drivers to not drive around these barricades.  It only takes 12 inches of water to float an average sized car, or the roadway underneath may be washed away.

A sinkhole reported on Mohawk Parkway is still holding as crews work to prevent additional erosion damage.

The National Weather Services is reporting that Cape Coral will expect 5-6 inches of rain though Monday afternoon.