Crash, Car Fire Causes Sunshine Skyway Shutdown


Update 7:45 p.m. All lanes open.

ST. PETERSBURG 7:05 p.m. -- The Florida Highway Patrol says a tanker truck transporting carbon dioxide caught fire in the northbound lanes of the Sunshine Skyway, just before the Pinellas Rest Area exit. Troopers were forced to shut down northbound traffic. Meantime, a crash reportedly shut down traffic in the opposite direction near the hump.

Photo: FDOT


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