Narragansett Bay
Narragansett Bay

Update – 5:55 pm 0n Jan. 29.

All bridges closed until midnight

Emergency vehicles permitted

JAMESTOWN, R.I. – Due to dangerous winter weather conditions a travel ban is in place for all vehicles on all Rhode Island roads today until 11:59 pm. The Jamestown Verrazzano Bridge, the Mount Hope Bridge, the Newport Pell Bridge and the Sakonnet River Bridge are closed and will reopen at 12 am.

Emergency vehicles are able to access the bridges and will be provided assistance if needed.

Members of the public can check bridge conditions and closures by visiting our website at ritba.org, by calling RITBA at 401-423-0803, or on Twitter at @riezpass.   

Original Story

The Jamestown Verrazzano Bridge, the Mount Hope Bridge, the Newport Pell Bridge, and the Sakonnet River Bridge are closed.

The Rhode Island Turnpike & Bridge Authority announced the closures in correlation with Governor McKee’s travel ban that is in effect for today.

A travel ban is in place on all Rhode Island roads today from 6 am until 11:59 pm for tractor-trailers and from 8 am until 8 pm for all other vehicles.

Update – This has been extended until midnight tonight.

Governor McKee declares State of Emergency, announces there will be a Travel Ban on Saturday

During this time, RITBA says that emergency vehicles will be able to access the bridges and will be provided assistance if needed.

Members of the public can check bridge conditions and closures by visiting our website at ritba.org, by calling RITBA at 401-423-0803, or on Twitter at @riezpass.   

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