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road closures due to flooding

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  1. kurt

    kurt Admin Staff Member

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    Please note the below for information on road closures in Walton County
    due to flooding.

    04/01/05 @ 1258 hrs
    District 1:
    Hatcher Cemetery Road / State Highway 20 - Closed due to water
    South Jackson Street @ State Highway 20 - Water over the road
    Alaqua Bridge @ State Highway 20 - Water over the road
    US Highway 331 S @ Industrial Park Road - Water over the road
    County Highway 3280 near the Outpost east of Blackcreek Blvd. - Water
    over the road
    Blueberry Road / US Highway 331 - Water over the road

    04/01/05 @ 1220 hrs
    District 1:
    State Hwy 81 between Seven Runs and Bruce has water in the road
    Spencer Drive / State Highway 81
    District 3:
    Water over bridge at Williams Rd / Turkey Creek Pitt Road
    County Highway 83 / Juniper Lake Road
    District 2:
    Cook Road off Oak Grove Road water is over the bridge
    Clear Springs Road
    Highway 2 West / Between 331/83

    04/01/05 @ 1055 hrs
    Choctaw Bay: The water has washed out the bank at the edge of the bay -
    Danger if vehicles try to pull off roadway; vehicles could go into
    water.

    US Highway 331 / Old Jolly Bay Rd - US Highway 331 S is down to one lane of traffic due to water over the road.

    State Highway 81 south of Spence Drive water over the road for
    approximately 100 yards (6 inches deep)

    Subject: RE:Walton County Road District(s) - Road Closures Due to
    Flooding

    This is the most current information I have as of 0930 hrs 04/01/05. I
    will be updating you as I get the information from the Road Foreman's /
    or representatives in their districts. Please remind your personnel to
    use extreme caution in their travels and if they see a road that is
    dangerous to travel and is not marked with barricades or cones to please
    call me at 850-598-1065 or Jeff McVay at 850-585-7455, so we can contact
    the appropriate Public Works Road District and have them bring out
    barricades.

    These roads are either CLOSED / WASHED OUT or IMPASSABLE:

    District 1:
    Indian Creek Ranch Road
    Indian Creek Ranch Road has water over the Bridge.
    McKinnon Bridge Road
    White Creek Road
    Crooked Creek Road
    Barrian Lake Road under water
    Red Hill Road
    WC Currington Road at the lower bridge
    CB Whitehead Road
    River Road is under water
    Dead River Road closed

    District 2:
    Old Landfill Road
    Spradlin Road
    Wood Road
    Rachels Road

    District 3:
    Laird Road (bridge under water)
    Intersection: Laird & Richardson Road
    Hinote Road (bridge under water)
    Dallas Road
    Pond Creek Road
    Bridge located at 3100 Williams Road / Turkey Creek Pitt Road
    Pond Road

    District 4:
    Senterfitt Road
    Ezra Brannon Road

    District 5:
    Blue Mountain Beach Road (Hwy. 83) is closed.


    District One has called back to add:
    WC Currington Road at the lower bridge.

    Subject: District 1 Road Closures Due to Flooding
    Importance: High

    These Roads are in District 1 / Bud Lindsey is the District Foreman.
    These roads are closed due to flooding. District One will be calling
    back through out the day with more updates. Please make sure your
    personnel are familiar with where this roads are located at (Map Book)
    in case emergency units have to respond.

    Indian Creek Ranch Road
    McKinnon Bridge Road
    White Creek Road
    Crooked Creek Road
    Barren Lake Road
    Red Hill Road

    Christine Bell, EOC Manager
    75 S Davis Lane
    DeFuniak Springs, Fl 32435
    Phone: 850-892-8065 / Fax: 850-892-8366
    800 MHz: 699
     
  2. phdphay

    phdphay Beach Fanatic

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    So, Kurt, I'm not that familiar with these streets. If I take my usual route on 331 from DeFuniak via Freeport to Seagrove, will I be okay, or do I need an amphibious vehicle to get to my house?
     
  3. RiverOtter

    RiverOtter got any pics?

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    Did I hear correctly? That South Walton was getting 10" of rain :shock:
     
  4. phdphay

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    Apparently so. My husband read this on weather.com. I'll bet the low spot in front on Tom Thumb is a major river! Guess I'll see for myself tomorrow.
     
  5. Buckhead Rick

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    I guess we Seminoles will just ride over the water, the poor Gators will just have to keep their head down and swim.
     
  6. kurt

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    The good news is that the rain has passed for now. One report said we've gotten more than during Ivan. I expect most roads will be fine in the morning, except those near creeks and rivers which will continue to rise.


    Keep up with all road condisiotns here:
    http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/trafficinfo
     
  7. phdphay

    phdphay Beach Fanatic

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    I'm not a poor Gator - I'm a wealthy Gator, thanks to my husband's and my educations at THE University of Florida. :clap_1: It's okay - some of my best friends are Seminoles (really), and some of them are wealthy as well. :D So I'm sure that with our science backgrounds at UF, we can engineer a way to get to 30-A. I'll chomp my way there, and you Seminoles had better hope that whatever the Seminole mascot rides can swim. LOL. I love this Florida rivalry!
     
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    Flood Warning National Weather Service Tallahassee Fl 832 Pm Est Fri Apr 1 2005

    The National Weather Service Has Issued A

    * Flood Warning For The Following Counties... Holmes Walton Washington

    * Until 732 Pm Cst Saturday Evening

    At 732 Pm Cst... National Weather Service Doppler Radar Indicated Rainfall Accumulations Of 5 To 7 Inches Over The Past 48 Hours. Emergency Management In Walton County Continues To Report High Water Levels On Creeks And Streams Including The Mossy Head Area. Due To The High Volume Of Water... High Creek And Stream Levels And Flooding Of Road Intersections And Low Lying Areas Will Continue For The Next 24 Hours Over The Warned Area.

    Do Not Drive Your Vehicle Into Areas Where Water Covers The Roadway. The Water Depth May Be Too Great To Allow Your Car To Cross Safely. Vehicles Caught In Rising Water Should Be Abandoned Quickly. It Only Takes A Foot Or Two Of Water To Sweep Most Cars Away. Turn Around Don't Drown.

    Residents Should Follow The Advice Of Local Authorities Regarding The Flood Situation... And Be Prepared To Evacuate Should Flood Waters Threaten.
     
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    kathydwells Darlene is my middle name, not my nickname

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    So Do Elephants. :)
     
  11. Smiling JOe

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    I am sure that all of you learn to swim with the Dawgy Paddle stroke.
     
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    Uh oh.... Better go get the popcorn :D
     
  14. kathydwells

    kathydwells Darlene is my middle name, not my nickname

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    You aren't gonna ban me because I am a Bama Fan are you??? How petty Kurt...You know you love us :)
     
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    kathydwells Darlene is my middle name, not my nickname

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    Yep, it looks like there is gonna be a fight!!! Oh, and you better grab you a cold one, this could take awhile !!!!!!
     
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    I got your back, Kathy. UA alum and Tuscaloosa native here.

    ROLL TIDE!!
     
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    Another Bama alum here...Roll Tide!
     
  18. kathydwells

    kathydwells Darlene is my middle name, not my nickname

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    YEAH! I have reinforcements!!!!

    ROLL TIDE !!!!
     
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    Observation:
    We keep Tigers and Elephants locked in zoos in North America, Gators are free to roam unless they invade our territory and in such case we kill them, but we allow Dawgs on the Beach in Grayton.
     
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    Mississippi State fan? :wink:
     

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