Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Westbound lanes on Courtney Campbell, Gandy Bridge close as Hurricane Irma inches closer to Tampa Bay

Westbound lanes on the Courtney Campbell Causeway and Gandy Bridge across Pinellas County have closed as Hurricane Irma inches closer to Tampa Bay.

The Howard Frankland Bridge remains open.

The Sunshine Skyway closed on Saturday, when sustained winds reached 40 mph in advance of Hurricane Irma. The Florida Highway Patrol made the decision after receiving several wind reports from the Department of Transportation. All listed bridges will be closed until at least the storm passes.

Pinellas County issued a mandatory evacuation for Zones A and B on Friday and Saturday. Residents were urged to evacuate as soon as possible. The closings of these major bridges cut off most main routes for Pinellas residents. It leaves the causeway as the only bridge connecting Pinellas County to Tampa. Other options include U.S. 19 north out of Pinellas County.

Westbound lanes on Courtney Campbell, Gandy Bridge close as Hurricane Irma inches closer to Tampa Bay 09/10/17 [Last modified: Sunday, September 10, 2017 5:18pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Astros rout Yankees to force Game 7 of AL Championship Series


    HOUSTON — Justin Verlander pitched seven shutout innings to outduel Luis Severino for the second time, and the Astros bats came alive in their return home as Houston routed the Yankees 7-1 Friday night and forced a decisive Game 7 in the American League Championship Series.

    The Astros’ Brian McCann, who has struggled during the ALCS, breaks a scoreless tie with an RBI double during the fifth inning off Yankees starter Luis Severino.
  2. Review: Faith Hill and Tim McGraw shower love, star power on Tampa's Amalie Arena


    Near the end of their potent new duet Break First, Tim McGraw stopped singing, and let Faith Hill's powerhouse voice take over.

    Faith Hill and Tim McGraw performed at Amalie Arena in Tampa on Oct. 20, 2017.
  3. Senate to take up AUMF debate as Trump defends reaction to Niger attack


    WASHINGTON — The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is taking up a long-awaited debate about authorizing military force against the Islamic State as President Trump comes under unprecedented public scrutiny for his treatment of dead soldiers' families, following an ambush on troops helping to fight Islamic …

  4. In fear and vigilance, a Tampa neighborhood holds its breath


    TAMPA — There was a time, not long ago, when Wayne Capaz would go for a stroll at night and Christina Rodriguez would shop whenever she wanted. Michael Fuller would go to his night job as a line cook, not too worried about his wife at home.

    More than 50 people gathered and walked in the Southeast Seminole Heights community Friday to pay respects to the victims of three shootings. The crowd took a moment of silence at the corner of 11th Street and East New Orleans where Monica Hoffa was found dead. [JONATHAN CAPRIEL  |  Times]
  5. Fennelly: What's not to like about Lightning's start?

    Lightning Strikes

    BRANDON — No one is engraving the Stanley Cup. No one has begun stuffing the league MVP ballot box for Nikita Kucherov.

    The Lightning, with a win tonight, would match the best start in franchise history, 7-1-1 in the 2003-04 Cup season.