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Police open Ravenel after 43 hours

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Police cars blocking the entrance to the bridge on Tuesday Police cars blocking the entrance to the bridge on Tuesday
A frozen Arthur Ravenel Bridge (Courtesy: Holy City Helicopter) A frozen Arthur Ravenel Bridge (Courtesy: Holy City Helicopter)
Traffic flowing freely on the Ravenel Bridge Thursday Traffic flowing freely on the Ravenel Bridge Thursday
Charleston - Police opened the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge Thursday afternoon just after 3 p.m. The bridge had been closed for just over 43 hours.

A spokesperson for Charleston County asks citizens to use extreme caution and drive safely across the bridge.

 Related: Winter Watch: Driving the Icy Ravenel Bridge

"Law enforcement will close the bridge if travel becomes unsafe for the public. The road conditions across Charleston County will continue to be monitored by law enforcement and emergency personnel."
 
The pedestrian and bike path will remain closed until further notice.


The Don Holt Bridge reopened Wednesday.

The decision to reopen the bridge was a collective effort by Charleston County Government, the Charleston County Sheriff's office, the City of Charleston and the Town of Mount Pleasant. It will remain open unless road conditions change and is being monitored by law enforcement and emergency personnel.

When bridges are closed in the area, the Emergency Operations Center will be notified.

SCDOT trucks are continuing to treat the roads across the lowcountry.
 

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