This is Only A Drill- Market Street Bridge Closed

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WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV)   The Market Street bridge is closed today while the county flood protection authority practices installing flood control.
  Traffic is beng detoured.
The drill is taking place now until 4:30 Wednesday afternoon.
    
Traffic will be rerouted to cross the Pierce Street bridge, with traffic from the Wilkes-Barre side taking a detour on North River Street and traffic from the Kingston side detouring to Wyoming Avenue.
  The Flood Authority must perform these drills on a regular basis un the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Guidelines.
“Simply being because people leave they retire, they go onto a different job so all the institutional knowledge is lost. so what we are doing here is making sure  everyone is aware of how the parts go together.” Said Chris Belleman, Luzerne County Flood Authority,.

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