TRAFFIC ALERT: Thawing Wrightsville Beach drawbridge will impact drivers

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Snow covers Wrightsville Beach (Photo: Will Page Photography)

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The Wrightsville Beach drawbridge will be closed for 20 minutes at a time, so crews can thaw the bridge and reopen it to boaters.

The NC Department of Transportation tweeted that the bridge will be raised and lowered intermittently until 4 p.m.

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The bridge closed to maritime traffic yesterday due to mechanical issues caused by the ice.