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Southbank Riverwalk continues to flood weeks after Tropical Storm Ian

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Hanna Holthaus
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Florida Times-Union
Flooding near the Main Street Bridge along the Southbank Riverwalk has persisted since Tropical Storm Ian.

Riverwalkers have reported an interruption to their strolls in the weeks since Tropical Storm Ian passed over Jacksonville — a blocked area along the Southbank.

Flooding has persisted especially during times of high tide under the Main Street bridge, making the section of the Riverwalk impassable. The city's public works department has taped and fenced off the affected area.

The problem, according to a city spokesperson, is that the National Weather Service is unsure how long the flooding will continue. It could last up to several weeks as the river returns to normal conditions following extreme rainfall downstream during the storm.

Read the rest of this story at WJCT News partner The Florida Times-Union.