Heavy rain causes flooding, road closures in Tampa Bay area

Flooding at Bayshore Boulevard and Marlin Avenue in Tampa

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Heavy rain is causing flooding and road closures in some parts of the Tampa Bay area.

(Fallen tree in Brandon. Source: Julie Connolly)

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said there is significant flooding in some parts of the county.

The following roads have been closed in Hillsborough County-

  • Manhattan Ave. south of Sligh Ave. is closed due to flooding
  • Hesperides St. south of Sligh Ave. is closed due to flooding
  • Gavin Rd. at Pittman Rd. is closed due to a downed tree
  • Camden St. north at Waters Ave, south of Humphrey St. is closed due to flooding
  • Providence Run Blvd, south of Lakehurst Way is blocked due to a downed tree

The following roads are flooded, but have not yet been closed in Hillsborough County-

  • Bay to Bay Blvd at Dale Mabry Hwy – northeast side flooded
  • El Prado Blvd at Dale Mabry Hwy – east side of Dale Mabry Hwy flooded not passable
  • Estrella St. at Dale Mabry Hwy – flooded not passable
  • Neptune St. at Dale Mabry Hwy – flooded not passable
  • Watrous St. at Dale Mabry Hwy- southbound lanes flooded
  • San Luis St. at Dale Mabry Hwy – flooded, but passable from San Luis to Vasconia
  • Palm Ave. at Massachusetts Ave. – flooded not passable

The following roads are flooded, but have not yet been closed in Sarasota County-

  • 6th Street at 301
  • Waldemere Street at Tamiami Trail (US 41) – avoid outside lanes due to standing water

If you are out on the road today, be sure to turn around and never drive through flooded roadways and be cautious of possible downed trees and downed power lines.

Other weather-related closures and issues in the Tampa Bay area-

  • Lowry Park Zoo is closed for the day.
  • Multiple downed tree limbs reported in Longboat Key, minor roof damage reported at The Longboat Key club resort.

We will continue to update this story as new information comes in.

See the Storm Team 8 Forecast

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