ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - UPDATE (09/14): Today, the Florida Department of Transportation announced that I-75 will remain open, as flood waters have been receding on the Santa Fe River.
The Santa Fe River under I-75 has rapidly risen 15 feet within the past 36 hours due to the heavy rainfall over North Florida from Hurricane Irma.
Additionally, bridges crossing the Santa Fe River near High Springs have been closed due to rising water levels. Those bridges include U.S. Highway 27 and U.S. Highway 41. Other bridges that may be impacted include S.R. 47 and possibly U.S. 121.
The Florida Department of Transportation and the Florida DHSMV have staff monitoring the bridges. If the river rises to an unsafe level, the bridge is considered impassable. Floridians who are traveling should avoid the area if possible.
If required to be in the area, the Florida Department of Transportation is actively working with the WAZE app, Google Maps, the Georgia Department of Transportation and other transportation industry partners to communicate the potential reroutes to the public. Floridians should consult www.FL511.com for up-to-date information on road closures and travel routes.
Information provided by the Florida Highway Patrol.