Drivers in Newport and Covington may get relief from traffic caused by the Brent Spence Bridge closure.
On Wednesday, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Secretary Jim Gray issued an order to alleviate congestion on local streets due to the closure of the Brent Spence Bridge. It prohibits commercial traffic from using local roads.
Trucks making local deliveries are exempt from the order.
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The decision to close local roads to commercial traffic comes one week after a crash between two trucks ignited a chemical fire the closed the 56-year-old bridge. The bridge is estimated to reopen Dec. 23.
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This article originally appeared on Cincinnati Enquirer: Brent Spence Bridge: Kentucky Transportation Secretary says no non-local trucks on local roads