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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Sunshine Skyway is reopened after being shut down for several hours due to high winds.

All lanes are open but there is still a high winds advisory in effect. Take caution when driving.

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the Skyway Bridge has been shut down for all traffic.

Wind speeds are now reaching 43-52 MPH.

According to Sgt. Steve Gaskins, the bridge can be shut down when wind speeds reach an excess of 40 MPH.

Stay with 10News for further details and information, along with weather updates.