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Sunshine Skyway Bridge reopens after closure for high winds

Posted at 6:02 AM, Dec 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-23 13:19:27-05

The Skyway Bridge has reopened after high winds throughout the Bay Area caused officials to close it earlier.

At 11:35 a.m. FHP reported that winds were fluctuating between 40 and 60 mph or higher and the bridge remains closed.

9:09 a.m. UPDATE: FHP says winds increased to 68 miles per hour with 78 mph wind gusts. The gusts have reached hurricane strength.

At 7:49 a.m. FHP made the decision to close the bridge. At that time, wind speeds were approximately 57 mph and gusts had reached 64 mph.

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Meteorologist Greg Dee says wind gusts could reach 45 miles per hour throughout the day. Get today's forecast from ABC Action Weather.

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