NEWBURG, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Transportation Authority says a bridge carrying U.S. 301 over the Potomac River in southern Maryland has reopened.

The agency says the Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge reopened shortly before 6 a.m. Sunday.

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Officials closed the bridge Saturday night after sustained winds of 59 mph with gusts over 60 mph created unsafe driving conditions.

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The bridge links the Charles County town of Newburg to the Naval Surface Warfare Center near Dahlgren, Va.

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