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Rising River Could Close I-75 Near Gainesville

Rising rivers could shut down part of Interstate 75 in north Florida, the Florida Highway Patrol says.

The Santa Fe River, which travels under the interstate, has risen more than 15 feet in the past two days due to Hurricane Irma.

The Florida Highway Patrol was forced to close U.S. 27 Wednesday evening due to the rising waters.

Other bridges that could be affected include U.S. 41, State Road 47 and U.S. 121, according to a release from FHP.

Both north and southbound lanes of the interstate at the Santa Fe River would be closed.

The Florida Department of Transportation is working with WAZE, Google Maps and the Georgia Department of Transportation to alert the public about the potential route changes. Drivers can also visit www.FL511.com for more information. 

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