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Flooding affects several Jacksonville intersections

6:08 PM, Aug 20, 2012   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Heavy flooding in the area on Monday has first responders working several intersections and areas throughout Duval County.

The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department had to launch a small boat to rescue a homeowner whose house had flooded in the 4200 block of Demedici Avenue.


The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office has urged the public to avoid the following areas due to flooding:

-Powers Avenue at University Boulevard (closed due to flooding)

-University Boulevard at St. Augustine Road

-6600 Arlington Expressway - both directions (flooding)

-Phelps and Market streets

-107th and Catoma streets

-6400 Block of Beach Blvd (at Ryar) - west and eastbound lanes (closed due to flooding)

-San Jose and University boulevards (closed due to flooding)

-Blanding and 295 - N/S on and off ramps flooded

-Collins Rd and Blanding - intersection closed due to flooding (Collins west of Blanding, as well)

-McCoys Creek at Stockton

-1400 block of S. Edgewood Avenue

-Hart Expressway and University - off ramp

-Avoid Mathews Bridge eastbound from Downtown

-Crash on the northbound side of the Buckman Bridge

-North Main Street at I-295 was due to be open in all directions just before 7 p.m. The Department of Transportation was clearing concrete under the overpass.

JSO encourages the public to follow @JaxReady on Twitter to stay up-to-date on the latest road closures.

In other weather-related news, the Jacksonville Suns game scheduled for Monday night has been moved to Tuesday at 5:35 p.m. The game will be played as part of a double header.

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