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Updated Road Closures For Panhandle Area

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Here is a list of updated road closures for area counties.

Washington County
  • Porter Pond Road - From Deadening Road to Ellen Road - CLOSED
  • John's Way - From Ostrich Lane to Clayton Road - CLOSED
  • Lake Circle - Road undermined at Highway 179 (Waitts Avenue) - CONES PLACED TO BLOCK TRAFFIC FROM CAVE IN
  • Douglas Ferry Road - From 5893 to Billy Lee Landing - CLOSED
  • Catfish Alley - Entire Road - CLOSED
  • Treasure Terrace - Entire Road - CLOSED
  • Island Avenue - Entire Road - CLOSED
  • Falling Waters Road- From Fairway to State Park Road- Closed- Due to Repairs for only 4/24/14
Walton County

North Walton

  • River Rd still flooded. Water over the road approximately 1.5 miles down
  • Berrian Lake Rd - Passable up to the 800 block. Road has approx. 10ft wide 2 ½ to 3 feet deep washout.
  • Indian Creek Ranch Road is closed. Road and bridge are underwater.
  • Crooked Creek is closed. Bridge is under water.
  • Aplin Road at Chow Ln is closed.
  • Sherwood Road off 331 South is closed at the bridge.
  • Little Creek Trail closed at low spot.
  • Natural Bridge Road between Punch Bowl Road and Hwy 181
  • Sandy Ramp Road
  • Fink's Mill Rd
  • Cawthon Rd
  • Wallace Rd between Sandy Ramp Rd and Adams Rd.
  • Hwy 181 at Eight Mile Creek Bridge, just west of Eight Mile Cemetery
  • Penn Williams Road
  • Woods Road
  • Cook Road at the substation just at the Alabama state line
  • Spence Road of Highway 81 is impassable
  • Dean Road is closed
Freeport Roads

  • Choctawhatchee River Rd-Water is still over the road way. The wooden bridge is still several feet under water.
  • Big Cedar Road – Water still over the road.
  • Dead River Rd – Still underwater prior to the landing
  • Cowford Road- Open to the river. Approximately 60 feet before river, water over the road way. 

Gulf County State of Emergency

 A Flood Warning has been issued for the Apalachicola River at Blountstown affecting Calhoun County, Liberty County, Gulf County and Franklin County. At 8:15AM Sunday, April 20, 2014 the Apalachicola River stage at Blountstown was 20.2 feet and is forecasted to continue rising to near 21.9 feet by Tuesday afternoon.

A flood warning has also been issued for the Chipola River at Altha affecting Calhoun and Gulf County’s. At 8:00AM Sunday, April 20, 2014, the Chipola River stage at Altha was at 24.7 feet. With these conditions in place it is forecasted to produce flooding conditions in the Apalachicola and Chipola River basin areas of Gulf County.

Therefore, Gulf County Emergency Management would like to notify residents and property owners in the river basin areas of Gulf County, that they should closely monitor the river readings for potential flooding.  They should also be prepared to take any precautions and protective actions in the event that their area is impacted by flooding.  Based upon current conditions the potential exists to begin flooding homes in the Apalachicola and Chipola River basin areas of Gulf County.

Additional information is available at the Southeast River Forecast Center website at:  http://www.srh.noaa.gov/serfc/ or by calling Gulf County Emergency Management at (850) 229-9110.


Recreation Areas Closed

Due to significant flooding on Econfina Creek, the Northwest Florida Water Management District has closed the Pitt, Sylvan, and Williford springs recreation areas to ensure public safety.  The closures will take effect immediately and the areas will remain closed until flood waters subside. For updates, please visit www.facebook.com/NWFWater and www.twitter.com/NWFWMD.

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