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Sherman Minton Bridge closing causes big delays

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The Sherman Minton bridge is closed and there is no word yet on when it will re-open. Monday morning was the first day Hoosiers had to make their way into Kentucky with only two bridges instead of three.

Officials say the biggest issue was on I-65 where it was back up about 5 miles to the bridge. Typically they only see a mile backup.

"We've seen traffic delays on I-65 and that's what we expected," says Andrea Clifford with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Road and emergency officials from Kentucky and Indiana kept a close eye on all of it at the MetroSafe Command Center and relayed that information to the extra officers and crew out on the roads.

Thanks to some traffic pattern changes like closing ramps and reversing lanes everyone agrees things went about as well as can be expected for day one.

"We're learning as we got right now," explained Sergeant Kevin Hamlin with Louisville Metro Police Department.

Now they'll take what they learned, lay out the maps and prepare for all the other commutes to come.

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