Closed roads, downed trees, and power lines: Updates from around the Big Bend

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By: WCTV Eyewitness News
September 2, 2016

Here's what we know from around the region. WCTV will update information as it becomes available.

City of Tallahassee / Leon County

Several fallen trees have been reported throughout Tallahassee and Leon County. City officials say crews are assessing damages and extra crews are being called in.

As of Friday afternoon, the following roads were closed or blocked by fallen trees or debris from the storm:

Crump Road and Miccosukee Road

Mahan Drive and Veterans Memorial Road

Centerville Road and Killala Way

Old Bainbridge Road near Rolling Oaks Trail

Old Bainbridge Road and Marsh Road

1739 Red Top Circle near Woodville Highway

2632 Oynx Trail

6284 Crestwood Drive 1001

Shady Wood Trail

Woodpecker Lane and Oak Ridge Road

Summerhaven Drive and Woodville Highway

Moccasin Gap Road near Half Moon Farm

Pedrick Road and Countryside Drive

Old Bainbridge Road and Yaupon Drive

Old Bainbridge Road and Dick Mitchell Drive

Isabelle Drive and Carson Drive

Hill N Dale Street and Bernard Avenue

Louvinia Drive and Old St. Augustine Road

Caplock Road and Camellia Drive

Miccosukee Road and Doomar Drive

6448 Old St. Augustine Road

Old St. Augustine Road, just south of SouthWood Plantation

Timberlane Road and Meridian Road

County Road 59 near Thomas Road

Woodlane Circle and 6 Oaks Drive

Jay Bird Lane and Highway 20

Davis Road and Buck Lake Road

Meridian Road between Glenview Drive and Bradford Road

Orange Avenue and Kennedy Drive

Meridian Road at Anderson Avenue near Lake Ella

2131 Meridian Road

Mahan Drive at Plantation Forrest Drive

Thomasville Road at Kinhega Drive

N. Monroe Street at Perkins Road

N. Monroe Street at Clara Kee Boulevard

Thomasville Road and Live Oak Plantation

Mahan Drive and Myster Warrior Trial

Mahan Drive at Myster Warrior Trail

Capital Circle NW and Deer Run Drive

Capital Circle Nw and Woodlane Circle

City of Tallahassee Utilities says around 67,000 customers are without power Friday morning. City officials say it is not necessary for customers to report power outages at this time. Crews are assessing damages and extra crews are being called in.

Utilities workers were able to start working to restore power to affected areas around 4:30 a.m., once much of the storm had passed through the area.

Talquin Electric says 31,400 customers in Leon County are without power. TEC says they anticipate that it will take several days, possibly even up to 2 weeks in some cases, until power is fully restored to all of its customers.

Franklin County

The Apalachicola Bridge reopened Friday morning but residents are urged to stay off of the roads until officials can further assess damage.

Jefferson County

Numerous trees down. Deputies have removed smaller trees but waiting on equipment to remove larger trees. A vehicle crashed into a downed tree near Wacissa. No injuries reported.

Lafayette County

No significant damage or injuries have been reported. Crews are checking roadways for downed trees. About 1,300 in Lafayette County are without power. 20 stayed at the county's shelter overnight.

Madison County

Numerous trees and power lines are down throughout the county. Residents are urged to stay off roadways as crews assess and repair any damages or outages. 34 people stayed at the county's storm shelter overnight.

Suwannee County

Trees and debris are on roadways throughout the county. Residents are urged to stay at home, if possible, as crews further assess damage.

Trees are reportedly down on both eastbount and westbound lanes of I-10 in the area.

No injuries reported.

87 residents stayed at a shelter in Live Oak, while 34 stayed at a shelter in Branford.

Taylor County

Taylor County Emergency Management says officials will begin to assess damage once the sun comes up. A storm surge was estimated at 9 feet at spots along the coast.

Officials did make some rescues overnight of residents who tried to ride out the storm.

Power is out to much of the county

Residents will be allowed back to any affected areas once the areas are deemed safe.

Officials say roughly 30 people were at the Taylor County Elementary Shelter overnight.

Wakulla County

Wakulla County's emergency officials say that at least 70 trees have been reported down. Four homes have been damaged. No injuries have been reported.

The shelter at Crawfordville Elementary had 54 residents overnight.

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