Cairo Bridge to Re-Open March 8th

Cairo Bridge to Re-Open March 8th

Wycliffe, KY – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says that the Cairo Bridge, which is closed due to high flood waters, will re-open on March 8th. About 4,700 vehicles cross the bridge each day, and about one-third is truck traffic. Travelers will have about an 80-mile detour to go from Wickliffe, Kentucky, to Cairo, Illinois, via the Interstate 24 bridge at Paducah. The National Weather Service in Paducah said crests among the top five highest on record are forecast for March 2 at Smithland Dam, Paducah and Cairo. The cabinet said highways are blocked or restricted at more than 60 locations in the region.

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