Storm Causes Damage

A tree fell right across Highway 90 just west of Monticello at about 11 Tuesday morning.

While it didn't land on any vehicles, one unsuspecting driver did hit the tree, but was able to walk away from the crash.

According to Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Rudolph Hendley, the 78 year old driver was not injured.

However, his vehicle suffered about $2000 of front end damage.

FHP with the help of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office and a work crew were able to re-open Highway 90 to traffic within an hour.

Heavy rains also knocked down power lines in Wakulla County.

A bucket crew worked through one downpour.

Another downed line blocked off access to a driveway.

Heavy rains also caused some flash flooding on roadways including on Old Lloyd Road in southern Jefferson County.

A "road under water" sign marked another problem area on Capitola Road near Buck Lake Road.

For Margaret Sims, rain brings back a recurring problem.

A drain by her home near Capital Circle Southeast results in a stream, sometimes a raging one, to block off her driveway.

Erosion has also left a water pipe and cable exposed.

She says her requests for help with Leon County government have fallen on deaf ears.

"And I can't keep paying people to bring dirt and wash gravel in here for this to happen like this and nobody do nothing a about it," Sims said.


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