Cape Cod: Army Corps of Engineers monitors bridges

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it is monitoring conditions generated by Hurricane Irene and has not made a decision to close Cape Cod bridges.

Spokesman Tim Dugan said on Friday that the bridges will only be closed if the storm unleashes sustained winds of at least 70 mph or conditions become unsafe.

Dugan says the decision to close the bridges will be taken in consultation with state police officials.

The Army Corps of Engineers issued the statement after state police reported that it has received numerous calls from people alarmed by claims that the bridges will be closing.

State police say no such decision has been made as of Friday evening.

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