T.S. Debby closes Tampa Bay Area Bridges

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Authorities across the Tampa Bay area are asking residents and tourists to stay away from flooded streets as Tropical Storm Debby remains nearly stationary in the Gulf of Mexico.

Some streets were still under water Monday evening, while others were blocked with debris. The Sunshine Skyway Bridge, which spans Tampa Bay, and northbound lanes of Howard Frankland Bridge, which connects St. Petersburg to Tampa, remained closed. The southbound lanes had also been closed but re-opened.

Florida Highway Patrol shut down the Skyway on Sunday because of high winds, surf and flooding. Officials say troopers decided to shut down the Howard Frankland for the same reason.
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.



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