I-75 near Santa Fe River to remain open, three shelters reduced to one


Alachua County authorities say I-75 near the Santa Fe River will remain open despite the river rising to unprecedented levels.

Flooding from the river already closed U.S. Highways 27 and 41, but officials say they no longer consider it a threat to the interstate.

Meanwhile, authorities have closed two of the remaining three shelters. County spokesman Mark Sexton said 28 people, 24 of whom have special needs, are staying at the Martin Luther King Jr. Multipurpose Center at 1028 NE 14th St. in Gainesville.

Shelters at Fellowship Church and the Alachua County Senior Recreation Center have been closed.

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