Wednesday, December 11, 2013 , Updated 4:21 p.m., December 11, 2013
Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge is now open
The bridge was shut down after ice fell on cars and the road this morning.
DALLAS The Dallas Police Department was stopping drivers from getting on the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge connecting Woodall Rodgers to West Dallas. The reason: “Ice is falling from the pillars to the roadway,” says a Dallas police spokesperson. It’s also falling from the suspension wires. And the arch.
[UPDATE at 4:03 p.m.: Six hours after Dallas police shut down the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, it has been reopened. “Just in time for your commute,” says Dallas City Hall.]
Original story: According to a statement from Dallas Police:
At around 10:00 a.m. a driver alerted a Dallas Police Officer that ice from the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge had struck their vehicle. The officer immediately closed the west side of the bridge and called for assistance to close the east side of the bridge. As of 12:30 PM today, ice was still falling from the bridge. There have been no reports of injury or vehicle damage as a result of falling ice.
The department will work with the Dallas Streets Department to determine when it is safe to reopen the bridge.
For now, you might want to use the Commerce Street bridge. Because the Continental is closed while the city plants a deck park on Margaret Hunt Hill’s next-bridge neighbor over the Trinity.
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