Monday, December 18, 2023
Bridge Street Gate Closed, Traffic Access Limited
Today, Mayor Brett P. Smiley announced the closure of several gates part of the Providence Hurricane Barrier system due to storm surge. The US Army Corps of Engineers has closed the Providence River gates and at 12PM the City will close the street gate on Bridge Street. There will be no traffic access on Bridge Street (between India Street and Tockwotton Street) and only local access will be granted on India Street (between Bridge and South Water Street).
“Out of an abundance of caution for the safety of our residents and visitors, we have decided to close hurricane barrier gates to prevent flooding and mitigate storm damage,” said Mayor Brett Smiley. “I urge everyone in our community to exercise caution and avoid travel throughout the duration of this storm.”
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