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One bridge reopens after storm; others remain closed

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Posted: Sunday, August 28, 2011 1:40 pm | Updated: 11:40 am, Thu May 15, 2014.

UPDATE: The Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge has been reopened, the MTA reports. The agency's initial Aug. 28 press release follows.

The Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge reopened at 10:30 this morning. Only the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge remains closed. Both Rockaway bridges were closed at 1:11 a.m. Sunday morning because of sustained high winds that reached nearly 50 mph with winds gusts of up to 70 mph. Cross Bay Veterans Memorial remains closed due to flooding issues off-property at Broad Channel.

Motorists are being asked to drive at reduced speeds because of winds and wet roadways at the Robert F. Kennedy, Bronx-Whitestone, and Throgs Neck bridges.

Verrazano-Narrows, Henry Hudson, Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial bridges and both the Queens Midtown and Brooklyn-Battery tunnels are operating under normal conditions.

City and state officials are urging motorists to stay off the roadways, if possible, due to flooding on many highways and parkways leading to the bridges and tunnels.

Tolls collections remains suspended at this time at the Bronx-Whitestone, Throgs Neck, Verrazano-Narrows and Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial.

Check the service status box at www.mta.info for the most up to date information regarding MTA's bridges and tunnels.

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