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Lanes reopened on Howard Frankland Bridge after semitrailer crash caused major backups

Traffic was snarled on the Howard Frankland Bridge after two semitrailers were involved in a crash Tuesday morning in the northbound lanes, according to multiple reports.
Cars are at a full stop on the Howard Frankland Bridge on Tuesday morning after and accident closed lanes. (TAILYR IRVINE | Times
Cars are at a full stop on the Howard Frankland Bridge on Tuesday morning after and accident closed lanes. (TAILYR IRVINE | Times
Published Jan. 8, 2019

Traffic was badly snarled on the Howard Frankland Bridge after two semitrailers were involved in a crash Tuesday morning in the northbound lanes, according to multiple reports.

The collision blocked multiple lanes for hours, but officials reopened the entire roadway before noon. According to the Florida Highway Patrol's live traffic website, troopers responded to the bridge about 8:15 a.m.

Traffic reports indicated that the backup caused delays of as much as 2½ hours.

Contact Zachary T. Sampson at zsampson@tampabay.com or (727) 893-8804. Follow @ZackSampson.