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11:14 p.m. UPDATE: The Hodges Ferry Bridge is now open to all traffic, according to Misty Holley with the Portsmouth Police Department.

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PORTSMOUTH -- Worsening road conditions prompted police to close the Hodges Ferry Bridge Tuesday night.

The bridge was shut down around 9 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Portsmouth Police Department. Accidents were reported in both directions on the bridge.

Police say the bridge is extremely icy and will be reopened once salt and sand trucks have treated the bridge.

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