NEW INFO: NCDOT Lists Albemarle Sound Bridge As Icy, But Open

The North Carolina Department of Transportation cautioned drivers of icy spots on the Albemarle Sound Bridge, but shows the bridge was open early Wednesday morning.

That is according to the most recent updates on the NCDOT traffic web page.

Dispatchers with the Highway Patrol told WITN Early Wednesday morning the bridge was open.

On Tuesday night, troopers on scene told WITN the bridge was shut down around 7 p.m. for the DOT crews to help melt and clear some of the ice and slush.

Investigators blamed the ice on the bridge for a handful of accidents Tuesday evening. Some of those wrecks sent a few people to the hospital.

No word yet on how those victims are recovering.


Mother nature has wreaked havoc on a bridge here in the east, after several cars were involved in separate accidents Tuesday night.

The Highway Patrol said that ice is to blame for several wrecks on the Albemarle Sound Bridge in Chowan County. That's part of N.C. 32 that connects Chowan and Washington counties.

An investigating trooper for the Chowan side of the bridge said he had two minor wrecks. He said one happened when a car ran into a vehicle stopped for a much more serious one. That multi-car accident is said to have taken place on the Washington County side.

The trooper said, to his knowledge, several people were taken to the hospital.

As of around 7:00 p.m., the trooper said the bridge was still closed as the Department of Transportation worked to take care of the ice.
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The Highway Patrol says that it is at the scene of a wreck on the Albemarle Sound Bridge in Chowan County.

Details are few, but dispatch says that they received a call for the wreck around 7:15 p.m. this evening.

Several WITN viewers have emailed us saying that the bridge is closed at both ends.

We are awaiting a call from the investigating trooper for more information.

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