Waves push over the seawall in this shot taken at the 33 milepost northbound on the Howard Frankland Bridge. The Florida Highway Patrol closed the bridge about 6:30 p.m. due to high winds and flooding.
Florida Department of Transportation traffic camera located on I-275 north of the Howard Frankland Bridge hump shows water being blown over the sea wall into the roadway.
Photo courtesy FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL
The Sunshine Skyway Bridge remains closed until further notice due to high winds and flooding from Tropical Storm Debby.
Florida Department of Transportation traffic camera located on the Skyway Bridge.
As of 2 a.m., the Sunshine Skyway Bridge remains closed in both directions. All lanes of the Howard Frankland Bridge and Courtney Campbell Bridge are open.
Clearwater police closed the eastbound lanes of the Courtney Campbell Causeway for a time Monday night. The Florida Highway Patrol reopened the northbound lanes of the Howard Frankland Bridge about 11 p.m.
Pinellas County Emergency Management Center sent out a notice at 7:45 p.m. that the Courtney Campbell had closed; however, an update sent out at 8:42 p.m. said the causeway remained open. Latest information from the Florida Highway Patrol shows that eastbound lanes were closed as of 11 p.m.
FHP announced about 8:30 p.m. that the southbound lanes of I-275/Howard Frankland Bridge were reopening. About 11 p.m., word was released that all northbound lanes were reopening.
FHP closed the Howard Frankland about 6:30 p.m. due to safety concerns due to high winds, surf and flooding. According to Sgt. Steve Gaskins, FHP public affairs officer, at the time surf and swells were affecting all eight lands of traffic in both directions. Since that time, conditions have improved.
The Skyway Bridge remains closed due to high winds, flooding and heavy surf. FHP closed the Sunshine Skyway Bridge Sunday afternoon after sustained wind speeds reached 40 mph with gusts of 70 mph.
State Road-589 (Suncoast Parkway) is closed in both directions due to flooding from State Road-50 to U.S. Hwy 98.
According to the FHP, closure of the Courtney Campbell will be a decision made by Tampa and Clearwater police, who are monitoring the situation.
Motorists are advised to reduce their speed, increase following distances, keep headlights on and to check their vehicles tires, windshield wipers, headlights, taillights and stop lamps.
The county's Citizen Information Center closed at 8 p.m. It will reopen at 8 a.m. Call 727-464-4333.
Revised to add closing of Courtney Campbell Causeway. Revised to add opening of sorthbound Howard Frankland. Revised to add opening of Courtney Campbell. Revised to add the closure of eastbound lanes on the Courtney Campbell.