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Sunshine Skyway and part of Courtney Campbell bridge closed; Gandy remains open

Authorities across Tampa Bay are monitoring weather conditions to determine which bridges are still safe for travel.

The Sunshine Skyway remained closed late Monday night and it's unclear when it will re-open. The Howard Frankland reopened at about 11 p.m. Monday after it was closed for several hours. The Suncoast Parkway also is closed in both directions because of flooding from State Road 50 to U.S. 98.

Eastbound lanes of the Courtney Campbell Parkway were closed at about 9:30 p.m. because of debris; the road will reopen once the bridge is cleared, but remain closed late Monday.

The Gandy Bridge is still open.

The Florida Highway Patrol initially shut down the Skyway on Sunday because of high winds, surf and flooding. Troopers decided to shut down the Howard Frankland for the same reason, said FHP spokesman Sgt. Steve Gaskins.

Crews from Clearwater, Tampa and the state Department of Transportation were monitoring high waves along the Courtney Campbell Parkway.

Check back to tampabay.com for updates.

Sunshine Skyway and part of Courtney Campbell bridge closed; Gandy remains open 06/25/12 [Last modified: Monday, June 25, 2012 11:16pm]
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