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ALDOT advises large trucks to avoid Fitzpatrick during Irma

Staff Report

The Alabama Department of Transportation issued an advisory on Monday for vehicles greater than 12 feet in height to avoid the Benjamin Fitzpatrick Bridge in Tallassee.

Due to high winds from Tropical Storm Irma, the advisory went into effect on Monday at 5:00 p.m. The advisory will remain until the weather event has passed.  

ALDOT noted in a press release that law enforcement may be utilized to prevent high profile vehicles from using the bridge. Vehicles over 12 feet should seek an alternate route. 

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