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NJDOT announces weekend closure of the Route 7 Wittpenn Bridge

The New Jersey Department of Transportation  announced Friday the Route 7 Wittpenn Bridge over the Hackensack River in Jersey City and Kearny, Hudson County will be closed this weekend in connection with an interim bridge repair project.

The bridge closure is weather dependent.

NJDOT will close the bridge to traffic for the entire weekend from from 10 p.m., Friday June 3,  until around 5:30 a.m. Monday morning, June 6.

The following detours will be in effect during all full closures of the bridge:

•  Route 7 eastbound traffic will take Fish House Road to Pennsylvania Avenue to Central Avenue and then continue to Route 1&9T northbound and return to Route 7.

• Route 7 westbound traffic will take to Route 1&9T southbound to Central Avenue and then continue to Pennsylvania Avenue to Fish House Road and return to Route 7.

Breaking News: Hurricane Earl may bring high winds to the area

KEARNY — Forecasters say Hurricane Earl may not hit land in New Jersey, but could very well bring torrential rains and high winds to the Tri-State Area, the National Weather Service has announced. Residents are urged to keep track of the storm on TV, the radio and online. Check back here at TheObserver.com for updates as warranted. In the meantime, here’s the latest from NBC News on the storm’s path: