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TRAFFIC: The southbound lanes of I-71/75 briefly closed at Brent Spence Bridge

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Posted at 10:31 AM, May 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-06 10:55:46-04

CINCINNATI — The southbound lanes of I-71/75 were briefly closed at the Brent Spence Bridge for what the Ohio Department of Transportation said was a "police incident." The Cincinnati Police Department said the closure was a result of a tire in the highway that needed to be cleared.

Traffic was visibly stopped at the bridge and ODOT said the ramp from I-71 south/US-50 west to I-71/75 SB also closed. The highway has since reopened.

It happened just hours before the expected arrival of President Joe Biden at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

Biden is scheduled to meet with manufacturing leaders Friday to check out new additive manufacturing technology, also known as 3D printing. Air Force One is expected to arrive around 1 p.m.

The President will then visit United Performance Metals in Hamilton, speaking at around 3:30 p.m. Biden's exact route to and from United Performance Metals can't be disclosed, however, travel will be restricted on highways and ramps as the motorcade travels so drivers on the Tri-State's highways and roads nearby can expect delays as the President travels from the airport to Hamilton and then again around the evening rush hour after he departs.

Police have not released a reason for the closure, but it's happened just hours before President Joe Biden is expected to land at the

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