Flooding closes I-275 exit in St. Pete as showers moved through Bay area

Pictured: Disabled car being towed from floodwaters of I-275 exit in St. Pete. Courtesy: FDOT. 

Flooding closed off the southbound exit of I-275 on 54th Avenue South in St. Petersburg Wednesday afternoon, troopers said. 

Flooding could be seen from the Florida Department of Transportation's (FDOT) camera in the area. It also caught the moments a disabled car was being towed out of the floodwaters that took over the exit. 

This is just one of many roads locally that experienced flooding. Several blocks on Shore Boulevard in Gulfport also experienced street flooding as well as other areas in St. Pete and Southwest Pinellas County. 

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Pictured: Street flooding seen in St. Pete and Southwest Pinellas County. Credit: Bryan Bennett. 

The Florida Highway Patrol said their urging drivers to use caution out on the roads. 

Rain rolled through the Tampa Bay area as a trough of low pressure works its way closer to Florida. The system is expected to continue to bring showers and storms to the state and the Bay area, and will begin to move east of Florida this weekend.