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Icy road conditions temporarily close bridges, roads in northwest Florida

Photo: Pensacola Bay Bridge (3-Mile) reopens on Jan. 17th, 2018 Source: WEAR

3:30 p.m. UPDATE:

Santa Rosa County reports all roads and bridges are open with hazards due to the possibility of ice patches still on the road.

12:00 p.m. UPDATE:

Escambia County officials report that both north and southbound lanes of I-110 are now open.

11:30 a.m. UPDATE:

Law enforcement officers are escorting small amounts of vehicles over the Bob Sikes Bridge between Pensacola Beach and Gulf Breeze. Drivers are advised to expect delays.

11:00 a.m. UPDATE:

All lanes of the Pensacola Bay Bridge (3-Mile) are now open.

Law enforcement officers are escorting small amounts of vehicles over the Pensacola Bay Bridge (3-Mile Bridge) in the right-hand lanes only. Drivers are advised to expect delays.

The Theo Baars Bridge on Perdido Key Drive is open.

Santa Rosa County officials have confirmed that the Garcon Point Bridge is now open.

According to the per Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office, the Navarre Beach Causeway is also open.

Highway 87 has also reopened after a motor vehicle accident caused the highway to shut down temporarily on Wednesday.

I-10 bridges over Escambia and Blackwater Bays are open as well as Highway 90.

The Ninth Avenue Bridge over Interstate 10 is closed in both directions.

8:30 a.m. UPDATE:

Pensacola Police Department (PPD) has reported that the Pensacola Bay Bridge and Bayou Chico Bridge are closed.

The Florida Highway Patrol is now closing I-110 northbound from Gregory Street.

Santa Rosa County (SRC) officials have confirmed that the Garcon Point Bridge is closed due to ice and Highway 87 South from Hickory Hammock to Vonnie Tolbert is closed due to an accident investigation.

SRC reported that I-10 bridges over Escambia and Blackwater Bays as well as Highway 90 are all still open, but that their status is subject to change pending weather conditions.

8:00 a.m. UPDATE:

The Niceville Police Department that the Rocky Bayou Bridge is now open.

Fort Walton Beach officials have confirmed the Brooks Bridge has reopened as of 8:00 a.m.

Officials with the City of Destin have confirmed that the Mid Bay Bridge is open.

Escambia County officials have announced that the Theo Baars Bridge on Perdido Key Drive is open as of 7:30 a.m.

6:30 a.m. UPDATE:

Bridges in Escambia, Santa Rosa, and Okaloosa Counties have been closed due to icy road conditions.

Law enforcement closed the Bob Sikes Bridge to Pensacola Beach on Wednesday, January 17th after a strong Arctic front moved into Northwest Florida and Southwest Alabama on Tuesday.

The Gulf Breeze Police Department (GBPD) has confirmed that the northbound lane of the Pensacola Bay Bridge (3-Mile Bridge) and the Garcon Point Bridge are closed due to ice on the roadway.

Escambia County officials have confirmed the Theo Baars Bridge is closed as of 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 17th.

The Escambia Bay Bridge is also closed according to the Escambia Sheriff's Office and Florida Highway Patrol (FHP).

NAS Pensacola officials have also closed the Navy Boulevard Bridge (main gate bridge) due to icing on and around the gate entrance. Essential personnel can access the base through the back gate.

Fort Walton Beach City officials have also confirmed that the Brooks Bridge is closed at this time.

The Navarre Causeway has been closed as well due to ice on the road.

Currently, there is no further information on when the bridges will reopen.

FHP reported that State Road I-110 southbound at Fairfield Drive is closed as of 7:48 a.m. due to ice on the roadway.

No other bridges or roads are closed due to weather at this time. Residents are encouraged to stay off the roads during icy conditions if possible.

You can view road and bridge closures in Escambia County in real-time by clicking HERE.

To learn more about cold weather safety, click HERE.





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