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Posted: December 18, 2018

Gas Leak Shuts Down McMullen Booth; All Lanes Now Open


By Ann Kelly

Better news for those of us who use  McMullen Booth today, A construction crew hit a gas main yesterday which shut down McMullen Booth in both directions for most of rush hour. Repairs were made but only the northbound lanes opened around 7 pm. The southbound lanes reopened early this morning.

The Florida State Fair has some 400 job openings to fill. You can apply online for positions like ticket scanners, greeters, guest services, décor assistants and more. The Fair runs at the State Fairgrounds in Tampa February 7th - 18th. 

Brace yourself - AAA is predicting a record-breaking holiday travel season with more than one-third of Americans traveling. The busiest days to fly are  Saturday, Dec. 22, Sunday, Dec. 23 and Wednesday, Dec. 26.

The Bucs fall to 5-9 after losing to the Ravens Sunday 20-12. With that loss the Bucs are out of playoff contention for the 11th year in a row.

St Pete City Council voted to ban plastic straws and styrofoam products at Thursday’s meeting. It will go into effect January 1st, 2020. A lot of businesses have already stopped using plastic straws when the No Straws St. Pete campaign began.

Time is running out to get those packages shipped in time for Christmas. Lines are already long at the Post Office and it’s only going to get worse from here. If you’re wondering when you need to get things shipped we have the deadline list for you here.

Waste Management Recycles takes care of recycling for both Pinellas and Hillsborough counties and they want us to be careful when getting rid of Christmas debris. A lot of that get tangled in the sorting process, damaging or even breaking the machines.They have some good advice for you here.

And for more on the day’s top news stories check here.


 
 
 

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