Sunshine Skyway Bridge in Tampa Bay Re-opens After Being Closed Due to High Winds

By Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
January 17, 2016 Updated: January 17, 2016

The Sunshine Skyway Bridge in Tampa Bay, Florida, has re-opened after being closed due to high winds.

The bridge, which spans from Pinellas to Manatee County, was closed overnight after winds reached as high as 70 miles per hour.

The bridge re-opened at 4:10 a.m. after winds calmed down but was closed again at 9 a.m. after the winds picked up again, reported the Tampa Bay Tribune.

The bridge re-opened once again at 12:30 p.m., reported Patch.

Motorists are advised to stay alert and be careful while driving over the bridge.