Sunshine Skyway Bridge traffic moving smoothly after 2 accidents

(WFLA) — Traffic was back to normal on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge Tuesday afternoon, after accidents on both sides of the bridge backed up traffic for many hours.

A Florida Highway Patrol spokesperson said that both accidents happened near milepost 11 around 11:10 a.m.

The northbound crash involved an overturned dump truck with a spilled load of dirt. That crash blocked traffic in the northbound lanes.

A second crash involving two vehicles happened in the southbound lanes near milepost 11. The accident backed up traffic in the southbound lanes. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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