Will the bridges close during Tuesday’s severe weather?

The peak of a major storm system will be moving through Southeast Georgia and Northeast Florida this afternoon, impacting our area with sustained winds similar to tropical storm conditions.

Sustained winds of 20-35 mph with 40-50 mph gusts are expected and straight-line winds could be even faster.

The peak of the storm is expected between noon and 7 p.m. Tuesday.

When winds are at their peak, driving on bridges will challenging for high-profile vehicles, including school buses.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office determines whether to close the city’s bridges when and if there are sustained winds of 40+ mph during a storm.

Such closures happen suddenly and usually do not have early notice as they are often closed right when the 40 mph sustained wind threshold is met.

JSO sends an alert to the media when the decision is made and News4JAX will send a push alert and post on all social media platforms to spread the word as quickly as possible if that happens on Tuesday.

We will also send an update when the bridges are open again.

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