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FDOT Closes Section Of SR-77

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The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has closed State Road 77 at Blue Lake just south of I-10 in Washington County due to flooding.

Motorists should use the following detour:

  • Northbound traffic will travel east on County Road 77A (State Park Road), north on CR-77A (Falling Waters Road), west onto CR-280, then north on SR-77.
  • Southbound SR-77 traffic will head east on CR-280, south on CR-77A (Falling Waters Road), west on CR-77A (State Park Road), then south on SR-77.

The FDOT said several roads have water crossing the road for a short period of time and then receding.  Signs are posted and the roads are being monitored, the FDOT said.

Motorists are reminded to be watchful of other drivers and road conditions and to be on the lookout for flooded roads.  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, the FDOT said.