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UPDATE: Sunshine Skyway Bridge Remains Closed

Seek an alternate route this morning to work. The bridge is closed due to high winds.

The Sunshine Skyway Bridge, closed since 4 p.m. Sunday, remains shut down Monday morning.

The bridge, which connects Pinellas and Manatee counties across Tampa Bay, will remain closed until the inclement weather subsides, according to Sgt. Steve Gaskins, FHP spokesperson.

Wind speeds have reached 58 mph, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Motorists are urged to seek alternative travel routes and drive with extreme caution.

Chuck Raposa June 24, 2012 at 08:32 PM
thanks for the info. Great Website
tim stilwell June 25, 2012 at 04:07 PM
Need to get to TPA; is the bridge still closed?
Will Grolemund June 25, 2012 at 09:10 PM
It would be a public service to post a number where the current status of the bridge could be announced. The web page of 7 am has not been updated and now it is 5 pm. There is surely a number to be called, but it is not posted on this informative page. Just a suggestion. Thanks.
chuck green June 25, 2012 at 10:47 PM
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Jared Leone June 25, 2012 at 11:32 PM
Here is an updated story with a link to updates on the bridge closure. http://clearwater.patch.com/articles/wind-gusts-keep-skyway-bridge-closed-photos
Nelson Escobar June 26, 2012 at 02:13 AM
I would like to know exactly when the skyway will be open
julie miles June 26, 2012 at 12:07 PM
I am new to the area. how do i travel from ckearwater to sarasota if skyway is closed? What is the best route?
julie miles June 26, 2012 at 12:08 PM
Sorry...I meant Clearwater.

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