Due to high winds, RITBA closes Newport Pell and Jamestown Bridges to tractor trailers

An aerial shot of the Newport Pell Bridge. (WLNE)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority announced Friday morning that tractor trailers are not allowed on certain bridges.

Due to high winds, only automobiles, pickup trucks, flatbed trailers, and commercial buses are allowed to cross the Newport Pell and Jamestown Bridges.

It is unknown at this time when these roadways will reopen to all vehicles.

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