INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, Fla. - The storm impacted different areas in very different ways. While there were few major downpours in Palm Beach County, storm drains on the Treasure Coast and Indian River County were overwhelmed by several inches of precipitation Saturday.
Parts of U.S. 1 south of Vero Beach were submerged Saturday evening. Northbound and southbound drivers were urged to use caution as several lanes were under water. Local police and members of the Indian River County Sheriff's Office were on hand with lights, traffic cones and signs warning drivers about the potential dangers.
"What we are seeing here is a lot of traffic and people just not prepared to handle the flooding and so they're hitting that water and they're losing a little control," said Sgt. David Bailey with the Indian River Co. Sheriff's Office.
Law enforcement officers were remaining at their posts throughout the Treasure Coast and farther north, urging drivers to use caution.
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