Will the Bridges Close?October 28th, 2012 at 8:31 pm by T.J. Del Santo under General Talk, Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog
I’ve had a couple of questions regarding whether the bridges will be closed tomorrow. This is from the RI Turnpike and Bridge Authority:
Will the bridge be closed in really bad weather?
Only on rare occcasions is the bridge temporarily closed to traffic due to weather conditions. Although particular circumstances that necessitate a closure may differ, in general, sustained wind speeds of 60 knots in directions north, northeast, south, or southwest will require traffic restrictions. See the Weather Restrictions page for more details.
Our winds in the morning will tend northeast to east, becoming southeast late in the day. Wind speeds will be 30-50mph with hurricane force wind possible on the bridges. So…my guess is that they will close the bridges. The State Police make the ultimate decision on this. We, of course, will pass the info along to you.