Hurricane Nicole’s high winds force closure of bridges across Volusia County

Storm also causing the water to rise in Halifax and Indian rivers

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. – High winds from Hurricane Nicole have forced the closure of all bridges in Volusia County.

The county said it would close the bridges crossing the Halifax River when winds were sustained at 39 mph. Once the winds subside, the Florida Department of Transportation will have to inspect the spans before they can reopen.

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The bridge closures include:

  • Granada Bridge
  • Seabreeze Bridge
  • Main Street Bridge
  • International Speedway Boulevard Bridge
  • Veterans Memorial Bridge
  • Dunlawton Bridge
  • North Causeway in New Smyrna Beach
  • South Causeway in New Smyrna Beach

The storm is also causing the water to rise in the Halifax and Indian rivers. The Halifax is already jumping its banks in some areas.

Flagler, Volusia and Brevard counties are expected to see winds reaching 50 to 80 mph with 4 to 8 inches of rain.

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Thomas Mates is a digital storyteller for News 6 and He also produces the podcast Florida Foodie. Thomas is originally from Northeastern Pennsylvania and worked in Portland, Oregon before moving to Central Florida in August 2018. He graduated from Temple University with a degree in Journalism in 2010.