Brookport Bridge to reopen

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UPDATE:

The US 45 Ohio River Brookport Bridge will reopen today, Thursday, November 21st at noon. Sightseers are discouraged from traveling the bridge.

The curfew will still be in place tonight for the city of Brookport, 6-6:30 a.m.

UPDATE: 

The US 45 Ohio River "Brookport" Bridge remains partially closed indefinitely.

The bridge is expected to remain partially closed until further notice due to damage in Brookport from yesterday's tornado.

Motorist can still travel southbound from Brookport to Paducah, but not northbound from Paducah to Brookport.

Original Story:

BROOKPORT, Ill. - The US 45 Ohio River "Brookport" Bridge was closed earlier in the evening because of damage sustained during the severe storms.

Authorities have issued a curfew until 6 a.m. on Monday morning.

This means the bridge wll remain closed until that time. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Spokesperson Keith Todd says the bridge will likely remain closed longer than the curfew period.

Authorities in Brookport are still requesting that only essential personnel enter the city.

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