Skyway Bridge open for traffic after TS Andrea

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Posted: Thursday, June 6, 2013 6:45 pm | Updated: 3:11 pm, Mon Aug 25, 2014.

TAMPA BAY - The Sunshine Skyway Bridge re-opened for traffic Thursday evening after authorities shut it down due to wind speeds being measured at 50 plus mph earlier Thursday from Tropical Storm Andrea.

The bridge was shut down a little past noon Thursday and was closed for over six hours, until just before 6:30pm.

Adding to the rush hour traffic woes in the Tampa Bay area, the Gandy Bridge had to be shut down for about an hour after a downed power line landed on the road.

For real-time traffic and road condition reports, as well as maps and additional safety tips, FHP encourages motorists to visit www.flhsmv.gov/fhp/.

Florida drivers also can call 511 on their cell phone or visit http://fl511.com/ for up-to-the-minute updates on traffic congestion, road construction, lane closures, severe weather and travel delays on interstates and major highways.

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