CITRUS COUNTY, Fla. – At this time, due to the significant and rapidly increasing water levels the area is experiencing on the west side of the county, a large portion of US HWY 19 from CR 488 (West Dunnellon Road) to West Venable Street in Crystal River is CLOSED.
In addition, the portion of roadway from West Gulf to Lake HWY (SR 44) to US HWY 19 is CLOSED.
Additional road closures can be expected as we continue to monitor the rising water levels and the impacts of high tide later this afternoon around 4 p.m.
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Unfortunately, residents in these areas will not be permitted back through due to increased safety concerns.
Again, please wait until after the surge has passed and water levels begin to recede before venturing out while conditions will still be hazardous.
The Citizen Information Lines are open to the public for any questions or concerns, call 352-249-2775.
DIAL 9-1-1 FOR EMERGENCIES ONLY.
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