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FL bridge closed for semi toppled in hurricane winds

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A Florida bridge was shut down on Thursday morning in winds brought on by hurricane Nicole.

The incident happened before 9:30 a.m. on the Dames Point Bridge in Jacksonville, Florida. 

According to News4Jax, The semi was traveling across the top of the bridge when it was blown over. The driver was trapped but was soon safely rescued. He was not hurt in the incident. 

This was one of multiple crashes reported across Jacksonville as Tropical Storm Nicole strengthened into a hurricane and then weakened again back into a tropical storm, bringing intense winds and heavy rains. 

Drivers are encouraged to stay off the roadways if possible as Nicole’s impact continues.

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