Flooding may cause Monday morning commute delays

Published On: Oct 28 2012 06:29:55 PM EDT
Updated On: Oct 29 2012 10:45:22 AM EDT

High tide flooding in Miami Beach, at Alton and 10th Street on Sunday

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -

Miami Beach officials are urging residents to allow for extra commute time Monday morning due to flooding.

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A Coastal Flood Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service through 8:00 a.m. Monday for Miami-Dade County including Miami Beach.

Elevated water levels and high waves may lead to temporary local flooding of low lying areas including Alton Road at 10th Street, N. Bay Road at 55th Street, and Indian Creek Drive.

"I've instructed the City Manager and administration to closely monitor the high tide and take all necessary measures to avoid morning traffic gridlock," said Miami Beach City Commissioner Deede Weithorn, "We need residents to do their part by giving themselves extra time as they head to work and school in the morning."

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