RIBTA restricts bridge access, closures

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JAMESTOWN, R.I. (WLNE)- The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority has restricted bridge access due to high-speed winds Monday.

Full wind restrictions are now effective for Newport Pell and Jamestown Bridges.

Only automobiles, pickup trucks, flatbed trailers, and commercial buses are permitted to cross the bridges.

Mount Hope bridge has been closed immediately, and will reopen when conditions are safe.

Motorist will be assisted with turning around.

Members of the public can check bridge conditions and closures by visiting the RITBA website.

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