Pasco sheriff: Stay off the roads

Roads continue to feel more like small rivers in parts of Pasco County as the weekend’s relentless rain flows into the work week Now Sheriff Chris Nocco is asking residents to get off the roads.

The National Weather Service issued a flood warning for western Pasco Monday morning.  Emergency officials have since taken action by putting out an immediate flood evacuation notice for residents near the Anclote River Estates.

The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office also says several roads are affected by the flooding. Continue checking the list below, and follow @FOX13Traffic on Twitter for up-to-the-minute updates:

  • Little Road & Jasmine Boulevard - CLOSED for standing water
  • Massachusetts Avenue & Grand Boulevard - driver trapped in a car
  • U.S. 19 & Fox Hollow Drive - Northbound lanes effected
  • U.S. 19 & Ranch Road - Northbound lanes effected

As for roads that are passable, Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco requested that locals be off of them no later than 3 p.m. Monday afternoon. He said the threat is not over, largely due to the upcoming high tide, and stressed the importance of avoiding the flooding roads as soon as possible. 

There is one shelter open at the First Presbyterian Church on Ridge Road. 

Citizens can access transportation to the shelter on buses provided by PCPT staging out of the Beall's Outlet Shopping Center on HWY 54 and Rowan Road.