Update on road closures due to river flooding in Walton County

December 20, 2009

Cowford boat landing at 2 p.m. Dec. 20.
Cowford boat landing at 2 p.m. Dec. 20.

Choctawhatchee River has crested at 19 feet

Here’s an updated list of road closures due to flood waters along the Choctawhatchee River in the Bruce and Red Bay communities in eastern Walton County:
(1). Smokehouse Lake Road
(2). River Road
(3). Dead River Road
(4). Cedar Log Lake Road
(5). Choctawhatchee River Road.
(6). Cowford Road.
(7). Morrison Road
(8). Senterfitt Road between Ezra Brannon and Pleasant Ridge Road.
Potable, fresh water tenders have been placed by the Walton County Sheriff’s Office on Steel field Road to serve folks in the Steel field and Bunker communities.  A second water tender is on State Road 20 on the west end of the River Bridge.
The National Weather Service reports at 2 o’clock this afternoon the Choctawhatchee River in Bruce crested at 19-point-01 feet, some six-feet above the flood stage.   Over coming days, that water level will steadily decrease.  Hazardous driving conditions remain in effect in the affected flood areas of Walton County.

Choctawhatchee River in Bruce from Walton Outdoors on Vimeo.