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Posted on: September 15, 2020

Hurricane Sally Update #7: Roads and Bridges Closing in Gulf Shores

WEATHER UPDATE 7

Gulf Shores City officials want to reiterate the life-threatening flooding and hazardous travel conditions due to Hurricane Sally. Flooding conditions have inundated numerous roads and bridges throughout the City of Gulf Shores. Multiple bridges and roads are closed and impassable due to water, with several more expected to close as conditions continue to deteriorate.

The WC Holmes Bridge, located on Highway 59 crossing the Intracoastal Waterway, is expected to close later tonight as conditions continue to worsen.

Highway 59 south of Fort Morgan Road is now closed until further notice. Beach Boulevard (Highway 182) is covered in water and is closed to all westbound traffic at State Park Road 135. All roadways within the City will be closed to the public at 8 p.m. in conjunction with the city-wide curfew.

“If you’re not home, go home. If you’re home, stay home,” said Mayor Robert Craft. “This life-threatening flooding event is going to put places in our City underwater that have never seen water before. We are urging everyone to take all precautions possible and please do not take this situation lightly.”

Baldwin County Emergency Management Agency has opened a Shelter of Last Resort at the Baldwin County Coliseum, 19477 Fairground Road, Robertsdale, Alabama. This shelter will be open for life-safety purposes. For more information on the shelter, visit https://baldwincountyal.gov/departments/EMA/shelters.

For the latest updates and advisories, continue to follow local media and the National Weather Service Mobile at https://www.weather.gov/MOB for continued updates.

The City of Gulf Shores will continue to share updates through our City’s website and our social media channels. To receive updates via email or text message, please visit www.gulfshoresal.gov and click on “Notify Me."


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