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School zone changes voted on

The Pinellas County School Board will vote on recommending school zonechanges for next year when it meets today. The meeting starts at 9 a.m. in the board office at 1960 E Druid Road, Clearwater. The rezoning part of the meeting will begin soon after 9. The board will discuss changes involving high schools first, followed by the recommendations on elementary schools. Those who wish to speak on an item must sign up at least five minutes before the item is called. Speakers will be limited to three minutes.

Bridge repairs jam traffic CLEARWATER - Traffic jams and delays occurred in downtown Clearwater on Tuesday when some lanes were closed during repairs to the Memorial Causeway Bridge. The traffic snarls stretched for blocks around Pierce Boulevard and Cleveland Street at the city's waterfront. Some lanes leading to and from the drawbridge were closed to allow maintenance crews to work on the span leading to Clearwater Beach. Repairs are expected to be completed sometime today, said Dewey Oliver, state Department of Transportation district bridge inspector. During the weekend, an underwater cable linked to the drawbridge controls broke.

The bridge was unable to close properly and caused delays during heavy

weekend traffic.