Brookport Bridge at Paducah to reopen to traffic around 11 a.m. - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Brookport Bridge at Paducah to reopen to traffic around 11 a.m.

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PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) -

Drivers will be able to travel along the US 45 Ohio River Brookport Bridge at Paducah again starting Monday morning.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says the bridge is expected to reopen to traffic around 11 a.m. after it was closed because of ice on the metal deck.

The bridge was closed until the ice could melt. 

The McCracken County Highway Maintenance Crew checked the bridge and found sun had sufficiently warmed the metal decking to start melting the the ice, despite the cold air temperatures.

As the Brookport Bridge reopens, an electrical crew will be working on the bridge navigation lights. 

Motorists should be on alert for one lane traffic with alternating flow controlled by flaggers during daylight hours.  Delays should be minimal.

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