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Icy Conditions Shut Down Causeway Bridge

The causeway bridge remains closed Friday night due to icy conditions.

So do some stretches of elevated interstate.

The freezing temps challenges people trying to get home, “I was going to wait 15 more minutes or so, and then I guess head to Slidell,” says commuter Gina Abernathy who missed the Causeway bridge closing by mere moments. “”Im just scared to get driving an hour. Instead, if they’re going to open it I can hurry up and get across.”

The Causeway general manager describes bridge conditions as an ice rink, and until the rain stops there`s no chance of the Causeway re-opening anytime soon.