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Dense fog delays ships, brings traffic warning

Fog blankets the Sunshine Skyway Bridge looking south from the north fishing pier on Jan. 3, 2013.

DIRK SHADD | Times

Fog blankets the Sunshine Skyway Bridge looking south from the north fishing pier on Jan. 3, 2013.

Meteorologists are predicting more dense fog Sunday night and Monday morning for the Tampa Bay area.

Limited visibility could impact Monday morning traffic but will drift out quickly, said Bay News 9 meteorologist Brian McClure.

In the meantime, the Florida Highway Patrol urged drivers on Sunday night to be aware of dense fog on the Sunshine Skyway and nearby roadways.

Drivers should reduce speeds, use turn signals and low-beam headlights, and increase following distances, the patrol said.

The fog is also likely to delay at least six cruise ships, tugs and barges coming and going overnight from the Port of Tampa, said Daniel Grimes of port operations.

"We're already unofficially shut down," he said Sunday evening.

The scene will be a repeat of Saturday night and Sunday morning, when seven ships anchored in the bay had to wait until the fog lifted, he said.

Dense fog delays ships, brings traffic warning 02/24/13 [Last modified: Sunday, February 24, 2013 10:20pm]
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