Dennis Forces Road Closures

Overflowing rivers and waterways are causing some problems on area roadways. On Fairbanks Ferry Road in Leon County Wednesday the Ochlocknee River is cresting.

Fairbanks Ferry Road is closed at the bridge in Leon County. At last report, a spokesperson for the National Weather Service in Tallahassee reported that the river was at 25 feet, which is flood stage, but says by Saturday the river is expect to rise again, reaching more than 27 feet. This is a lot considering the normal level for the river is usually between 12 and 15 feet.

There are several other road closures to tell you about in our area. In Leon County, watch for problems on the following roads: Flicker Road, Ranchero Road, Wild Cherry Road. Sections are flooded over it is passable, and Tram Road has water over it in certain spots.

In Franklin County, the St. George Island bridge is open to property owners only. Also, we should mention that Highway 98 from State Road 65 east to Carrabelle is still washed out and closed.

In Grady County, Georgia, the lower Cairo-Thomasville Road (which is a dirt road) from 93 at the bridge to the Grady-Thomas County line is closed, and Miller Road is still closed from 262 at the county line to Coker Road.