The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office, this morning, closed 0.7 miles of Beach Road as rain bands from Tropical Storm Debby continue to cause flodding on Siesta Key.
Portions of the closed road are under nearly four feet of water, according to a Sarasota County spokeswoman. The sheriff’s office did not have a timeframe for when it would re-open the stretch of road from 604 Beach Road to the main entrance of Siesta Key Beach.
Additionally, the portion of Ocean Boulevard from Beach Access 5 to the intersection with Canal Road was under about two feet of water, making navigation difficult for small cars. The sidewalks in front of Daiquiri Deck Raw Bar and Gilligan’s Island Bar and Grill were also covered with water.
There is also flooding on several parts of Beach Road and Canal Road. The latter road has not yet been closed, but is severely flooded and not navigable.
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