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You parked where? High tide strands car off Courtney Campbell Causeway

A sedan parked before high tide ends up surrounded by water. Clearwater police say the signs are there for a reason.
Think twice about ignoring signs when you park off the Courtney Campbell Causeway. A car appeared stranded off the side of the causeway on Saturday after its owner illegally parked in a habitat restoration area before high tide rolled in, according to the Clearwater Police Department.
Think twice about ignoring signs when you park off the Courtney Campbell Causeway. A car appeared stranded off the side of the causeway on Saturday after its owner illegally parked in a habitat restoration area before high tide rolled in, according to the Clearwater Police Department. [ Clearwater Police Department ]
Published Jun. 19
Updated Jun. 19

CLEARWATER — Think twice about ignoring signs when you park off the Courtney Campbell Causeway.

A car appeared stranded off the side of the causeway on Saturday after its owner illegally parked in a habitat restoration area before high tide rolled in, according to a tweet from the Clearwater Police Department.

The blue sedan was surrounded by water about a foot deep, according to photos posted by police.

“Be very careful of where you park when you go for a walk at sunrise and the tide comes rolling in along the Courtney Campbell Causeway,” the tweet said. “The sign and barriers are there for a reason.”

An Instagram video posted Saturday afternoon showed the water topping the front tires and nearly up to the headlights. The windshield wipers were also activated.

A car appeared stranded off the side of the causeway on Saturday after its owner illegally parked in a habitat restoration area before high tide rolled in, according to the Clearwater Police Department.
A car appeared stranded off the side of the causeway on Saturday after its owner illegally parked in a habitat restoration area before high tide rolled in, according to the Clearwater Police Department. [ Clearwater Police Department ]