But he thinks the answer is simple. No bridge, fewer vehicles in town.
"I think there are fewer vehicles in town because of it," Agee said of the bridge closure. "Fewer vehicles mean fewer crashes."
Agee said typically, when a vehicle crash is reported, multiple officers respond, and if injuries are reported, fire and medics respond as well.
Crashes at that intersection are usually more serious. A crash in the middle of the intersection would often see three or more officers responding and at least two fire trucks and an ambulance.
Incidents like that could take more than an hour to clean up, he said.
A lower number of crashes has freed up officers to focus more on patrol and other duties, a good thing for residents, the captain said.
He suspects the low number of crashes will likely be short lived. The bridge is scheduled to reopen in November.
Agee said he hoped for better turning lanes at the foot of the bridge, which would mean better traffic management.
Contact writer Ashley B. Craig at ashley.cr...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4850.
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