Highway Patrol Closes Two Dare County Bridges High Winds to Blame for Dangerous Traveling Conditions

RALEIGH

The State Highway Patrol along with the North Carolina Department of Transportation has closed two Dare County bridges due to vehicle collisions.  At approximately 9:42 a.m., the State Highway Patrol responded to the US 64 Alligator River Bridge due to an overturned tractor trailer. Investigators determined high winds contributed to the overturned vehicle which resulted in one fatality.  At approximately 12:00 p.m., the Highway Patrol responded to another overturned tractor trailer on the Virginia Dare Bridge.  

It is unknown at this time how long the two bridges will be closed and motorist are urged to use different routes around the two bridges.  The Wright Memorial Bridge, the Herbert Bonner Bridge, the Washington Baum Bridge, and the Old Manns Harbor Bridge remain open.  Authorities urge drivers of commercial motor vehicles to use caution if attempting to cross any of the bridges within Dare County as high winds are still a factor.  

The identities of both drivers have not been released at this time.  

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