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Two bridges over Santa Fe River closed due to extreme flooding

Posted at 8:34 AM, Sep 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-14 10:07:08-04

ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. -- A heads up for anyone traveling south through north Florida; dangerously high water levels on the Santa Fe River has forced the closure of two major highways and threatened to close Interstate 75.

Florida highway patrol says the U.S. 41 bridge over the river, near High Springs in Alachua County, is now shut down because of heavy flooding. The situation is the same on the nearby U.S. 27 bridge over the river.

FHP says you can detour off U.S. 41 to County Route 778 to go south towards Gainesville.

The Interstate 75 bridge over the river has been closely monitored for flooding, but FDOT announced Thursday that they do not believe I-75 will have to close, as the flood waters have been receding in that area.