Moderate flooding, road closures near the Choctawhatchee River

December 8, 2009

Flooding near Red Bay.
Flooding near Red Bay.

Choctawhatchee River expected to crest just above 15 ft.

From the Walton County Sheriff’s Dept.:

ROADS UNDER WATER: Berrian lake road- under water past the last house. Dead River road- under water @ Bobcat corner. Big Cedar road off of boat ramp road-under water at the relief bridge, all homes inaccessible to vehicles. Choctawhatchee River road-Open @ 1100hrs but will probably be under water at the relief bridge by 2000hrs.

ROAD CLOSURE: River road to Commanders landing (off hwy 81) is underwater from the double culverts to the river. The raod is not passable by vehicles, the road is washing in several places where it normally DOES NOT wash. Should be open by daylight-noon at the latest. Click here for NOAA river level predictions