Hurricane Dorian: Bridge closures in Central Florida

Officials announce re-openings after Dorian

(AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)
(AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

ORLANDO, Fla. – As wind speeds pick up in Central Florida with Hurricane Dorian's approach, local officials are closing bridges that will become unsafe.

The region is expected to feel the impact from the massive storm overnight Tuesday into Wednesday morning, with the coast seeing the worst.

Authorities are monitoring conditions and making closure decisions based on what they think is necessary to keep residents safe.

Below is a list of bridge closures. This story will be updated when and if more closures are announced.

Flagler County

"The bridges to the barrier island will close when sustained winds reach 45 mph. Then, it is too dangerous to be on the bridges and first responders will not be able to respond to an emergency," Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly said Tuesday night.

Granada Bridge

As of 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, the Granada Bridge had been re-opened and traffic had resumed in both directions, officials said.

Brevard County

As of Wednesday at 7:30 a.m., all bridges and causeways were open in Brevard County, officials said. Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey urged drivers to use caution because winds were still strong and there was still water in the area.

Volusia County

As of 8 a.m., all bridges in Daytona Beach were being re-opened, police said in a tweet.

Both the north and south causeways in New Smyrna Beach have been re-opened to traffic.

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