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Recent rains wreak havoc on Duval County roads

Posted at 10:23 AM, Sep 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-18 11:42:13-04

CONCEPCION – Recent rains have wreaked havoc on roads across the area. One particular heavily damaged road in Duval County has some residents stuck in, and even out, of their property.

Victoria Arredondo, who has property down County Road 235 in Concepcion, says the road began to fall apart with the June rains, but the heavy rain last week caused so much damage that they cannot get in and out of their property.

“We can’t use that road at all,” Arredondo said. “My husband has even had to miss work.”

Arredondo said to get in and out of their property, they now have to take a nearly three mile detour on currently flooded, nearby county roads.

This picture shows Arredondo’s father standing in the middle of County Road 235. Arredondo said he stands near 6 feet tall.

Man standing on what used to be County Road 235 near Concepcion.

Officials with the Duval County Commissioner Precinct 2 office said they are well aware of the problem and have crews out right now to survey the damage.

County Road 235 in Concepcion.

“Guys are out there right now to see what type of temporary fix we can do,” Priscilla Campos with Duval County said.

Campos said the wet and muddy conditions have prevented them from working on the road, as heavy equipment will get stuck in high water.

The fire department is expected to make a welfare check on residents on that road today, according to Campos.

County Road 235.