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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The City of Wilmington and the Department of Transportation are asking drivers to avoid the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge for the next couple of hours.

DOT crews are currently working on the bridge. A statement from the city says there has been an equipment failure that resulted in traffic accidents and very heavy congestion in the area.

At about 6 p.m., traffic coming into the city from US 74/76 was backed up to US 17 in Leland.

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