Collision closes both lanes of Lindsay C. Warren Bridge

Published 10:34 am Wednesday, March 11, 2020

A collision on the west side of the Lindsay C. Warren Bridge over the Alligator River on US 64 has shut down traffic in both directions.

According to a North Carolina Highway Patrol spokesperson, the initial report came in as a head-on collision involving two tractor trailers. Highway Patrol reported that it was unknown if there were any injuries.

At around 9:50 a.m., Dare Central estimated the bridge would be closed another two to two-and-a-half hours, although Highway Patrol did not have a time.

Bridgetender Don Edmondson, who was working at the time of the incident but did not see it, said as of 10:15 a.m. that many of the police vehicles had cleared the scene and confirmed that the bridge is still closed. Edmondson said there was a lane closure on the bridge at the time of the accident, but was unsure if that had anything to do with it.

North Carolina Department of Transportation reports detours around the bridge are NC 94, US 264 and US 17 to US 158.

Michael Horton, who was among the uninvolved motorists traveling on the bridge at the time, said “we were first to turn around and most were following us back off the bridge. We came back to route 264 west.”

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Courtesy NCDOT

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