Sunshine Skyway closes due to high winds from Tropical Storm Emily

Sunshine Skyway Bridge Closed because of T.S. Emily

The Sunshine Skyway has closed Monday due to high winds from Tropical Storm Emily.

Winds exceeded 60 mph, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Motorists should seek alternate routes.

Interstate 4 West at I-275 South is closed due to a truck dangling over the guardrail. There were no injuries in the crash, according to Tampa Fire Rescue.

Photo Gallery: Big rig hangs off I-4 West ramp to I-275 South

Legoland's Water Park in Winter Haven and Manatee County Schools' extra curricular activities will close on Monday due to inclement weather.

Manatee Village is closed Monday due to inclement weather, and plans to resume normal hours at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Ted Sperling Park at Lido Beach is closed Monday due to flooding and downed tree branches.

Several roads closed in Bradenton due to reports of flooding:

  • 300 3rd Ave W
  • 500 17th Ave W
  • 1400 1st Ave W
  • 100 17th Ave W
  • 200 block north from 18th St E to 24th St E - Underwater
  • 200-600 Riverside Dr E - Underwater
  • 2000-2600 Riverview Blvd - Underwater

St. Petersburg is also seeing flooding, including Bayshore Boulevard in Shore Acres.

Several roads closed in St. Petersburg due to reports of flooding:

  • 27th Avenue South and 10th Street South

  • 13th Avenue North and 66th Street North

  • 5th Avenue South from 16th Street to 21st Street

  • 1st Avenue North from 58th Street to 59th North

  • 22nd Avenue North and 49th Street North

  • 4th Avenue North and 58th Street North

  • Palmera Boulevard Northeast and Snell Isle Boulevard Northeast

  • 9th Avenue North from 61st Street North to 63rd Street North

Tropical Storm Emily formed around 8 a.m. Monday.

Tropical storm warnings are effect for Hillsborough, Pinellas, Manatee and Sarasota counties until further notice.

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