Tampa, Florida - If you live or drive along Bayshore Boulevard, then the mess caused during and after a storm is no surprise- and the result of Tropical Storm Andrea is nothing new.
Even though flood waters had receded by mid-afternoon Thursday, the northern part of the popular strip remained closed to traffic from Howard Avenue to Platt Street, because of debris.
Late Thursday evening, there was a thick layer of silt on the road, which could make it slippery for drivers and other debris littering the road. There were also pockets of water in both the north and southbound sections of the roadway.
The road closure also caused a problem for parents picking up children from Gorrie Elementary, located a few blocks from Bayshore Boulevard on West Delon St.
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"We had to go up and around the Selmon Expressway - some maneuvering down some alleys. You find your way around," said Jeff Austin, who was picking up his son.
As Tropical Storm Andrea bore down on the Bay Area, there were tornado warnings.
Students at Gorrie, and even parents at the school for an on-campus party, were forced to take cover during the tornado warnings.
"We were in a lockdown position for about- I would say about 30 minutes, 45 minutes," Lorie Goewey, the mother of a third grade student at Gorrie Elementary.
Bayshore Boulevard is expected to stay closed throughout the night so crews can clean up the debris.
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