Police Emphasize Cape Cod Bridges Still Open

Posted by jcashman

Courtesy of Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Deval Patrick says if sustained winds from the coming Hurricane Irene are as high as forecast, the two bridges onto Cape Cod may be shut down. But state police emphasized Saturday that the Bourne Bridge and Sagamore Bridge remain open, and no decisions have been made about what will be done Sunday.

At a news conference Saturday, Patrick said forecasts called for sustained winds of 70 mph on Cape Cod when Irene arrives Sunday. He said the bridges close when steady winds are that strong.

State police said later Saturday that were deluged with calls from people worried the bridges were closed. Police said they wanted to emphasize that hasn’t happened.

They said the Army Corps of Engineers would decide about a closure if wind speeds increase sufficiently with the storm’s arrival Sunday.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.


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