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William H. Natcher Bridge Reopens After Lengthy Closure

Both lanes of the William H. Natcher Bridge at the Daviess County, Kentucky-Spencer County, Indiana, line, have now reopened after a long closure Tuesday.

Posted: Sep 21, 2021 7:48 AM
Updated: Sep 22, 2021 8:45 AM

Authorities with the Kentucky State Police say both lanes of the William H. Natcher Bridge have now reopened after being closed for around 12 hours Tuesday.

KSP said around 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday that both lanes of the US 231 bridge, otherwise known as the William H. Natcher Bridge, were closed.

Both lanes of the bridge, which stretches over the Ohio River and connects Daviess County, Kentucky to Spencer County, Indiana, reopened around 5:30 p.m.

According to KSP, the closure was caused by a police pursuit involving an unidentified man. You can read more details on that pursuit by clicking here.

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Temperatures dipped back into the upper 30s and low 40s for many of us early this morning, marking our coldest start to a day in Evansville (where we fell to 41°) in more than a week. Fortunately, the chilly start to the day didn't mean that our afternoon would be a loss, it was anything but - in fact, after seeing temperature around 57° by our lunch hour, afternoon highs crept back into the mid to low 60s area-wide; we hit 63° in the River City - while that's still 2° shy of the norm for October 27th, we'll take a 3° increase over yesterday's high of 60°. The clear skies that allowed temperatures to climb as high as they did earlier on however, are on their way out as our next round of rainfall inches ever closer. The remainder of the evening ahead should remain dry, but isolated rainfall will return to the Tri-State as early as the overnight and predawn hours Thursday.
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