All of Hwy 80 back open following coastal flooding

All of Hwy 80 back open following coastal flooding
High tide Wednesday morning along Hwy 80 near Fort Pulaski.

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Chatham County Police have reopened all of Highway 80 after flooding forced the road to be shut down briefly Wednesday morning.

High tide was expected to top 10′ on Wednesday, with a peak some time between 9 and 10 a.m.

Chatham County Police closed Highway 80 at the Bull River Bridge around 9 a.m. as the road became impassable due to water on the roadway.

High tide also brought water onto portions of Highway 80 near Fort Pulaski Tuesday morning. Water did creep into the eastbound lane but not enough to close the road. It did, however, force drivers to decrease speed and use the other lane to avoid the water.

Highway 80 was reopened to traffic around 10 a.m.

As of 10:00 am, Highway 80 has been reopened. Tide has receded.

Posted by Jason Buelterman on Wednesday, February 20, 2019

LIVE from Highway 80 at the entrance to Fort Pulaski Wednesday morning:

***UPDATE***(9:20A.M.): Highway 80 is officially closed. Chatham County Police are stopping traffic at the Bull River Bridge. >> ================================================ #CoastalFlooding: Here's a LIVE LOOK at Highway 80 at Fort Pulaski. Water is creeping closer but the road is still open as of 8:45 a.m.

Posted by WTOC-TV on Wednesday, February 20, 2019

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