|Rising floodwaters force closure of Point Bridge|
The cities of Grand Forks and East Grand Forks decided jointly to close the Point Bridge to traffic Tuesday, March 24, at 9 a.m. Rapidly rising waters of the Red River and the threat of snow in the weather forecast prompted the decision to do the work early.
“Safety is the main reason we came to this decision,” said East Grand Forks Mayor Lynn Stauss. “We want to make sure we’re well ahead of the floodwaters that we know are heading our way.”
“Anytime you close a bridge between two communities, you need to make sure it’s a coordinated effort,” said Grand Forks Mayor Michael R. Brown. “We have a good working relationship with East Grand Forks, and it didn’t take us long to decide the best thing to do for all concerned.”
The Point Bridge will remain closed until the floodwaters recede.