High winds shut down the Sunshine Skyway bridge

The Sunshine Skyway Bridge is closed to all traffic due to high winds Friday morning.

Florida Highway Patrol officials announced a 7:49 a.m. Friday the bridge is closed to all traffic as winds speeds were 57 mph and gusts were up to 64 mph.

As of 9 a.m., FHP tweeted winds increased to 68 mph with gusts up to 78 mph.

Drivers should find an alternate route.

The bridge was closed to large profile vehicles, such as box trucks and semis, overnight.