Sunday, April 22, 2018
Public safety

Howard Frankland reopens all lanes after gravel truck overturns

ST. PETERSBURG — All lanes of the Howard Frankland Bridge are open Monday afternoon after an overturned gravel truck snarled traffic on the bridge.

John Bonacci, of Palm Harbor, was driving a truck full of gravel when a front tire blew out. The truck turned on its side just after 10 a.m., spilling the gravel across both sides of Interstate 275 and blocking all but one lane of southbound traffic, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

The truck is operated by Bonjon Enterprises of Palm Harbor.

Traffic southbound was backed up to North Armenia Avenue as of 12:50 p.m. Northbound traffic was also starting to clear out.

The driver wasn't hurt, and no other vehicles were involved. Officials were called to the scene to clean up diesel fuel.

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