Hurricane Irma: Closures and Alerts

As Tampa Bay cleans up after Hurricane Irma's destruction; schools, county offices and businesses are working to get back up and running. 

Below is a list of important closures and alerts that have come into the ABC Action News newsroom:

TRAVEL

  • Sunshine Skyway Bridge: Open
  • Gandy Bridge: Open
  • Howard Frankland Bridge: Open
  • Courtney Campbell Causeway: Open

Check current traffic conditions here. 

FLORIDA PUBLIC SCHOOLS | UNIVERSITIES | COLLEGES

  • Hillsborough County Schools will reopen schools on Monday, September 18
  • Sarasota County Schools will resume classes on Monday, September 18
  • Citrus County Schools will reopen on Monday, September 18
  • Pasco County Schools after reassessing the situation in shelters, Pasco County Schools revised tentative plan is to reopen schools on Monday, September 18.
  • Pinellas County Schools will reopen on Monday, September 18
  • Polk County Schools plan to reopen schools on Tuesday, September 19
  • Hernando County Schools plan to reopen schools on Monday, September 18
  • USF will resume to classes on Thursday, September 14
  • Hillsborough Community College classes will resume Monday, Sept. 18
  • St. Leo University will resume classes on Monday September 18
  • Manatee County Schools plan to reopen on Monday, September 18
  • DeSoto County Schools plan to reopen on Monday, September 18
  • Highlands County Schools closed through Tuesday, September 19. No definitive return date released.
  • Hardee County Schools are closed until further notice as only one school has power.

MAP: Publix Grocery Stores open in Tampa Bay Area after Hurricane Irma

TRAVEL

  • Orlando International Airport: Resumed limited commercial service on Tuesday, September 12. Contact your airline on flight status. 
  • St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport: Resumed flights on Tuesday, September 12
  • Tampa International Airport: Resumed flights on Tuesday, September 12
    • Check with your airline for details on specific flights.

BARRIER ISLANDS

Pinellas County: Starting at 4 p.m. on Monday, September 11, deputies reopened all bridges for re-entry to the Pinellas County barrier islands.

Port Tampa Bay: Open with restrictions

St. Petersburgh Port: Open with restrictions

Manatee Port: Open with restrictions

IMPORTANT LINKS
Things to know before the storm | Preparations for your pets | Power outage maps & resources | Know your evacuation zone | Find a hurricane shelter near you | Hurricane Irma Emergency Phone Numbers | Evacuations underway | Closures and Alerts | Storm Surge Map

Tracking Hurricane Irma: Updates and thoughts from Chief Meteorologist Denis Phillips

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY: Click here for news from the County

HERNANDO COUNTY: Click here for news from the County

PASCO COUNTY: Click here for news from the County

POLK COUNTY: Click here for news from the County

PINELLAS COUNTY Click here for news from the County

FLORIDA STATE PARKS

The Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Park Service announces that 46 state parks have reopened following Hurricane Irma. Due to weather conditions and to ensure visitor safety, 121 state parks remain closed. 

The following state parks have reopened for day use only:
•    Alafia River State Park (Hillsborough County)
•    Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park (Leon County)
•    Anclote Key Preserve State Park (Pinellas and Pasco counties)
•    Bald Point State Park (Franklin County)
•    Bulow Creek State Park (Flagler and Volusia counties)
•    Camp Helen State Park (Bay County)
•    Cedar Key Museum State Park (Levy County)
•    Cedar Key Scrub State Reserve (Levy County)
•    Constitution Convention Museum State Park (Gulf County)
•    Crystal River Archaeological State Park (Citrus County)
•    Crystal River Preserve State Park (Citrus County)
•    Deer Lake State Park (Walton County)
•    Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park (Franklin County)
•    Dudley Farm Historic State Park (Alachua County)
•    Dunns Creek State Park (Putnam County)
•    Econfina River State Park (Taylor County)
•    Eden Gardens State Park (Walton County)
•    Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park (Wakulla County)
•    Egmont Key State Park (Hillsborough County)
•    Falling Waters State Park (Washington County)
•    Fanning Springs State Park (Levy County)
•    Fernandina Plaza Historic State Park (Nassau County)
•    Florida Caverns State Park (Jackson County)
•    Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park (Okaloosa County)
•    Grayton Beach State Park (Walton County)
•    Henderson Beach State Park (Okaloosa County)
•    John Gorrie Museum State Park (Franklin County)
•    Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park (Leon County)
•    Lake Talquin State Park (Leon, Liberty and Gadsden counties)
•    Letchworth-Love Mounds Archaeological State Park (Jefferson County)
•    Natural Bridge Battlefield Historic State Park (Leon County)
•    Ochlockonee River State Park (Wakulla County)
•    Orman House Historic State Park (Franklin County)
•    Ponce de Leon Springs State Park (Holmes and Walton counties)
•    Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve State Park (Duval County)
•    Ravine Gardens State Park (Putnam County)
•    San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park (Wakulla County)
•    St. Andrews State Park (Bay County)
•    St. Marks River Preserve State Park (Leon and Jefferson counties)
•    T.H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park (Gulf County)
•    Tallahassee-St. Marks Historic Railroad State Trail (Leon and Wakulla counties)
•    Three Rivers State Park (Jackson County)
•    Torreya State Park (Liberty and Gadsden counties)
•    Waccasassa Bay Preserve State Park (Levy County)
•    Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park (Pasco County)
•    Yellow Bluff Fort Historic State Park (Duval County)
The following state parks are closed until further notice:
•    Addison Blockhouse Historic State Park (Volusia County)
•    Allen David Broussard Catfish Creek Preserve State Park (Polk County)
•    Amelia Island State Park (Nassau County)
•    Anastasia State Park (St. Johns County)
•    Atlantic Ridge Preserve State Park (Martin County)
•    Avalon State Park (St. Lucie County)
•    Bahia Honda State Park (Monroe County)
•    Big Shoals State Park (Hamilton and Columbia counties)
•    Big Talbot Island State Park (Duval County)
•    Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park (Dade County)
•    Blue Spring State Park (Volusia County)
•    Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park (Flagler County)
•    Caladesi Island State Park (Pinellas County)
•    Cayo Costa State Park (Lee County)
•    Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park (Lee and Charlotte counties)
•    Cockroach Bay Preserve State Park (Hillsborough County)
•    Collier-Seminole State Park (Collier County)
•    Colt Creek State Park (Polk County)
•    Curry Hammock State Park (Monroe County)
•    Dade Battlefield Historic State Park (Sumter County)
•    Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park (Monroe County)
•    De Leon Springs State Park (Volusia County)
•    Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park (Collier County)
•    Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park (Alachua County)
•    Don Pedro Island State Park (Charlotte County)
•    Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park (Broward County)
•    Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park (Citrus County)
•    Estero Bay Preserve State Park (Lee County)
•    Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park (Collier County)
•    Faver-Dykes State Park (St. Johns County)
•    Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail (Monroe County)
•    Forest Capital Museum State Park (Taylor County)
•    Fort Clinch State Park (Nassau County)
•    Fort Cooper State Park (Citrus County)
•    Fort George Island Cultural State Park (Duval County)
•    Fort Mose Historic State Park (St. Johns County)
•    Fort Pierce Inlet State Park (St. Lucie County)
•    Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park (Monroe County)
•    Gainesville-to-Hawthorne State Trail (Alachua County)
•    Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach (Flagler County)
•    Gasparilla Island State Park (Lee County)
•    General James A. Van Fleet State Trail (Sumter, Lake and Polk counties)
•    George Crady Bridge Fishing Pier State Park (Nassau and Duval counties)
•    Haw Creek Preserve State Park (Flagler, Volusia and Putnam counties)
•    Highlands Hammock State Park (Highlands and Hardee counties)
•    Hillsborough River State Park (Hillsborough County)
•    Honeymoon Island State Park (Pinellas County)
•    Hontoon Island State Park (Volusia and Lake counties)
•    Hugh Taylor Birch State Park (Broward County)
•    Ichetucknee Springs State Park (Columbia and Suwannee counties)
•    Ichetucknee Trace (Columbia County)
•    Indian Key Historic State Park (Monroe County)
•    Indian River Lagoon Preserve State Park (Brevard County)
•    John D. MacArthur Beach State Park (Palm Beach County)
•    John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park (Monroe County)
•    Jonathan Dickinson State Park (Martin and Palm Beach counties)
•    Judah P. Benjamin Confederate Memorial at Gamble Plantation Historic State Park (Manatee County)
•    Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park (Okeechobee and Osceola counties)
•    Koreshan State Historic Site (Lee County)
•    Lafayette Blue Springs State Park (Lafayette County)
•    Lake Griffin State Park (Lake County)
•    Lake June-in-Winter Scrub State Park (Highlands County)
•    Lake Kissimmee State Park (Polk and Osceola counties)
•    Lake Louisa State Park (Lake County)
•    Lake Manatee State Park (Manatee County)
•    Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park (Monroe County)
•    Little Manatee River State Park (Hillsborough County)
•    Little Talbot Island State Park (Duval County)
•    Long Key State Park (Monroe County)
•    Lovers Key State Park (Lee County)
•    Lower Wekiva River Preserve State Park (Lake and Seminole counties)
•    Madira Bickel Mound State Archaeological Site (Manatee County)
•    Madison Blue Spring State Park (Madison County)
•    Manatee Springs State Park (Levy County)
•    Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway (Citrus, Levy, Marion and Putnam counties)
•    Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park (Alachua County)
•    Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park (Clay County)
•    Mound Key Archaeological State Park (Lee County)
•    Myakka River State Park (Manatee and Sarasota counties)
•    Nature Coast State Trail (Dixie, Gilchrist and Levy counties)
•    North Peninsula State Park (Volusia County)
•    Okeechobee Battlefield Historic State Park (Okeechobee County)
•    O'Leno State Park (Alachua and Columbia counties)
•    Oleta River State Park (Dade County)
•    Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park (Baker County)
•    Oscar Scherer State Park (Sarasota County)
•    Palatka-to-Lake Butler State Trail (Bradford, Clay, Putnam and Union counties)
•    Palatka-to-St. Augustine State Trail (St. Johns County)
•    Paynes Creek Historic State Park (Hardee County)
•    Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park (Alachua County)
•    Price's Scrub (Marion County)
•    Rainbow Springs State Park (Marion County)
•    River Rise Preserve State Park (Alachua and Columbia counties)
•    Rock Springs Run State Reserve (Orange, Lake and Seminole counties)
•    San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park (Alachua County)
•    San Pedro Underwater Archaeological Preserve State Park (Monroe County)
•    Savannas Preserve State Park (St Lucie County)
•    Seabranch Preserve State Park (Martin County)
•    Sebastian Inlet State Park (Brevard and Indian River counties)
•    Silver Springs State Park (Marion County)
•    Skyway Fishing Pier State Park (Pinellas, Hillsborough and Manatee counties)
•    South Fork State Park (Manatee County)
•    St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park (Martin County)
•    St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park (Brevard and Indian River counties)
•    Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park (Hamilton and Columbia counties)
•    Stump Pass Beach State Park (Charlotte County)
•    Suwannee River State Park (Hamilton, Madison and Suwannee counties)
•    Suwannee River Wilderness Trail (Dixie, Hamilton, Lafayette and Suwannee counties)
•    Terra Ceia Preserve State Park (Manatee County)
•    The Barnacle Historic State Park (Dade County)
•    Tomoka State Park (Volusia County)
•    Troy Spring State Park (Lafayette County)
•    Washington Oaks Gardens State Park (Flagler County)
•    Weeki Wachee Springs State Park (Hernando County)
•    Wekiwa Springs State Park (Seminole, Orange and Lake counties)
•    Wes Skiles Peacock Springs State Park (Suwannee County)
•    Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park (Monroe County)
•    Wingate Creek State Park (Manatee County)
•    Withlacoochee State Trail (Citrus, Hernando and Pasco counties)
•    Ybor City Museum State Park (Hillsborough County)
•    Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins Historic State Park (Citrus County)

All other Florida State Parks remain open at this time.

ADDITIONAL CLOSURES

  • Walt Disney World Resort: Closing early on Saturday, September 9 and will remain closed through Monday, September 11
  • Disney's Blizzard Beach: Closed Friday through Monday, September 11
  • Disney's Typhoon Lagoon: Closing early Saturday, September 9 at 5 p.m. through Monday, September 11 
  • ESPN Wide World of Sports: Closed Saturday, September 9 through Monday, September 11
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom: Closing early Saturday, September 9 at 7 p.m. through Monday, September 11 
  • Disney's Hollywood Studios: Closing early Saturday, September 9 at 7 p.m. through Monday, September 11 
    • The Saturday Fantasmic! and Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular performances are canceled 
  • Epcot: Closing early Saturday, September 9 at 9 p.m. through Monday, September 11 
    • The Saturday Happily Ever After fireworks performance is canceled 
  • Magic Kingdom: Closing early Saturday, September 9 at 9 p.m. through Monday, September 11 
  • Disney Springs: Closing early Saturday, September 9 at 9 p.m. through Monday, September 11 
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