ROAD CLOSURES: Latest Bay area road closures

Residents had to use boats to evacuate

Below is the current list of Tampa Bay area road closures. To alert us to new road road closures, please send us an email by clicking here. 

Pasco County:

  • Westbound lane of SR 54 at intersection with Rowan Road in New Port Richey is down to one lane due to rising water.
  • Little Road is flooded between Ridge and Massachusetts Ave. – use caution
  • Little Road is closed at Jasmine Blvd. in Port Richey
  • Little Road at Trouble Creek Rd in New Port Richey
  • Seven Springs Blvd between SR 54 and Mitchell Ranch Road
  • Starkey Blvd at Decubellis Road in New Port Richey

Pinellas County:

  • Tarpon Springs- All roads are now open except for South Walton Ave between Tarpon Ave and Lemon St which has a large amount of standing water
  • The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office is requesting that motorists and citizens avoid US Alt 19 in Palm Harbor between Curlew Rd and Alderman Road due to flooding. This portion of the roadway is currently closed. Local traffic will be permitted depending on water depths. Expect traffic delays and please use alternate routes, CR 1, Belcher Rd and US Hwy 19.

Hillsborough County:

As of 9:45 p.m., the City of Tampa says most roadways are clear.

As of 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 4, the following locations within Hillsborough County are experiencing problems due to the heavy rains.

  • Gibson between 56th and 58th – Shut down
  • VanDyke east of Dale Mabry – Flooded
  • N. Mobley Road at Hutchinson Road – Flooded

Manatee County:

All of 9th St. W from 1700-3000 blk
26th St. W. from 9th Ave. -Maw
All of Village Green Pkwy
Most of Manatee Ave. W.
12th St. W 200-400 blk
500 59th St. W.
500 26th Ave W. (also a huge pot hole in front of 506 26th Ave. W.)
4100-4300 9th Ave. W.
700 Virginia Dr.

Citrus County:

  • Fort Island Trail/ Crystal Isles: Severe flooding reported by residents. At this time, there is no water in homes.
  • State Park St/ N Museum Pt: Severe flooding reported in the area – water was 1 ft. over the roadway. Water is still coming in in some spots.
  • Crystal River City Hall: Highway 19 has many flooded areas and side streets. Crystal River Road Maintenance has posted signs.
  • Port Paradise/ Area Behind Crackers: Flooded several inches. Signs are up there as well. Standing water on NW Fern Dr. (sign is already in the area) still passable.
  • NW 6th St/ NW 14th Pl: Some flooded areas.
  • Aurora Acres/ Wahoo Trail: There is a large retention pond that has flooded. Wahoo Trail – water has crested the roadway in some areas.
  • Macrae’s: The water is up about level with the building.
  • Petes Pier: Water is level with boat dock

Safety Precautions

Motorists are urged to use care when driving through flooded areas, and to follow posted detour signs. Residents should stay tuned to local television and radio stations for traffic advisories, reports of flooding, or other critical information.

Follow these safety tips to help keep you and your family safe:

  • Never drive through moving water or standing water. Standing water that is only two feet deep can disable most vehicles.
  • If you can’t see the road, turn around. Floodwaters may conceal holes or dangerous objects.
  • Avoid walking in flooded areas or rapidly flowing water. Only six inches of fast-flowing water can sweep you off your feet.
  • If an area is barricaded, there is a reason. Find an alternate route.
  • Treat non-functioning traffic signals as a four-way stop.
  • Avoid downed or hanging power lines. Always assume the power line is live.
  • Be especially cautious at night, when it is harder to see possible flood dangers.

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