SR-A1A collapses in Flagler after waves from Nicole lash roadway

Nicole makes landfall as Category 1 hurricane south of Vero Beach

FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. – A portion of State Road A1A in Flagler County collapsed from waves caused by Hurricane Nicole, forcing the closure of the roadway.

The roadway was severely damaged and continues to be impacted by the ocean after Nicole moved through the area.

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“This is just one of the reasons why we’re advising you to stay off the barrier island until the storm is gone,” the Flagler County sheriff tweeted.

Earlier on Thursday, Flagler County emergency management officials said S.R. A1A was closed from 7th Street to 16th Street.

Northbound is closed in Highbridge in Volusia County while southbound is closed at South Central Avenue in Flagler Beach.

Evacuations were ordered for those on the barrier island from Flagler Beach to Marineland, ahead of Nicole’s arrival.

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