North Okaloosa's barricade runners face citations, wrecks and further road damage (VIDEO)

Published: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 11:34 AM.

In the Grandview Heights subdivision, the Grandview Drive causeway appears passable despite a washout that collapsed a third of the roadbed. But out of drivers' sight, its base is eroded from flood waters that roared down the usually placid creek beneath the causeway.

"That road is in very poor shape," Autrey said. "It's very unstable right now."

But that doesn't stop residents from driving over it, including parents taking children to and from area schools. Illegal traffic has extended a crack across the remaining pavement.

"There's a lot of cars driving over it," resident Suann December observed during a Tuesday morning walk.

Another resident, who did not give his name, thinks the county overreacted by closing the road.

"There have been a number of cars and trucks going through there," he said. "The county goes a little to extremes. I won't hesitate to take my car through here."

'A hazard for other folks'

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