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Heavy Rainfall Prompts Road Closures, Postpones Fireworks

Heavy Rainfall Prompts Road Closures, Postpones Fireworks

Panama City, FL (94.5 WFLA) - Intense rain over the past few days has led to areas of flooding across the Florida Panhandle, prompting officials to close roads and postpoine Independence Day celebrations.

Roadways, particularly those in low-lying areas have been closed due to rising water levels.  In Panama City Beach, portions of Front Beach Road were closed on Thursday, with water as deep as 18 inches in areas.  There were also reports of standing water along sections of Middle Beach Road near Alf Coleman and Claire Avenue.  Moylan Road's southbound traffic was also being rerouted around the flooded streets.

Watch: Bird's Eye View of Flooding in PCB:

Elsewhere in the area, Okaloosa County saw several road clusures in Shalimar, Crestview, and Escambia Farms - as well as several bridge closures.  Numerous roadways in Walton County were also closed due to standing water.

Separately, the Panama City Convention and Visitors Bureau announced Thursday that due to the weather, the 4th of July Grand Lagoon fireworks show has been rescheduled for Saturday, July 6 at 9 p.m.

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