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Crash snarls traffic on Howard Frankland, Gandy bridges

ST. PETERSBURG — A crash involving several vehicles snarled northbound traffic for miles on Interstate 275 Monday morning.

The crash was reported about 6:40 a.m. in the northbound lanes of the Howard Frankland Bridge. Four vehicles, including a pickup truck carrying a mattress, were involved, according to Bay News 9 traffic reporter Chuck Henson.

Three of the four lanes were blocked, but soon opened.

But because of the rain and typical Monday morning traffic, traffic was backed up from 38th Avenue N all the way to the bridge, Henson said.

"It's Monday. Roads are a little wet," he said. "It'll take a while."

Traffic on the Gandy Bridge was expected to be a bit more congested than usual Monday morning as some drivers took that route to avoid the Howard Frankland crash.

Crash snarls traffic on Howard Frankland, Gandy bridges 07/01/13 [Last modified: Monday, July 1, 2013 1:06pm]
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