Sakonnet River Bridge reopens after accident
PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (AP) — The Sakonnet River Bridge has reopened to traffic after an accident involving multiple vehicles shut the southbound span.
Rhode Island State Police said the accident Monday morning involved several vehicles. No other details were immediately available. It was not clear if anyone was injured. WPRI-TV reported that police cruisers were involved in the accident.
The state Department of Transportation said around 12:30 p.m. that the accident had been cleared and traffic was moving again on Route 24 South. The bridge carries Route 24 between Portsmouth and Tiverton.
The Newport Daily News reported that traffic had backed up for miles.
A head-on crash on the Mount Hope Bridge over the weekend killed a 63-year-old man and injured five other people.