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PHOTOS: Nor'easter brings flooding to several areas in St. Augustine

Drivers should avoid driving through high water and find alternate routes to their destinations.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A nor'easter storm has brought heavy rain and strong wind to St. Augustine, causing flooding in several parts of the city.

The St. Augustine Police Department closed the Bridge of Lions for more than three hours. It has since reopened. 

Another major road, King Street, is closed between Ponce De Leon to Malaga.

Drivers should avoid driving through high water and find alternate routes to their destinations.

The St. Augustine Police Department shared several pictures of high water extending several yards as high as one vehicle's grill.

Posted by St. Augustine Police Department on Saturday, November 6, 2021

The flooding has also caused the entire parking lot of the Castillo de San Marco parking to be underwater. In addition, the oceanside and riverside boardwalks at Fort Matanzas are also partially submerged by water.

The National Park Service discouraged people from boating or driving in the current conditions.

Posted by Fort Matanzas National Monument on Saturday, November 6, 2021

Flooding has also been reported by the National Weather Service in the Davis Shores area of St. Augustine, just off Salt Run. 

A viewer told First Coast News that the water was still rising as of 11:45 a.m. In pictures sent by the viewer, the water has completely covered the road, rising above the base of a basketball goal. In another picture, water has flooded part of a backyard.

Credit: Viewer Photo

Flooding has also been reported on Cordova Street in Downtown St. Augustine. Residents told First Coast News Saturday's flooding is worse than it was on Friday.

In some pictures, the water is high as the grill of some cars. One picture showed a vehicle trying to drive down the street with the water almost reaching the windshield.

Credit: Viewer Photo

The National Weather Service Jacksonville shared videos of rough surf and waves crashing into the seawall in the Matanzas Inlet.

On Friday, the storm caused one boat docked near the Matanzas Inlet to wedge itself underneath the Bridge of Lions. Three adults, one child and a pet were all rescued from the crash.

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