Bankhead Tunnel reopens as Hurricane Ida moves further inland

Mobile County

UPDATE(8/30/21 8:30 AM) — Bankhead Tunnel is now reopening as Hurricane Ida continues to move inland. The Cochrane Causeway US 90 has seen flooding Monday morning, drive with caution.

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — Crews with the Alabama Department of Transportation closed the Bankhead Tunnel at 7 p.m. Sunday ahead of predicted storm surge from Hurricane.

As of Sunday night, a storm surge warning has been issued for coastal areas in Mobile County, with the coastal part of the county expecting to have 2-4′ waves. The area is expected to get 5-8″ inches of rain.

The tunnel will re-open Monday once flooding recedes.

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