Sergey Aksyonov said that the bridge has been closed to traffic as unverified reports said there was “an explosion”

Traffic has been suspended on the long bridge, which connects Crimea with mainland Russia, due to an unspecified “emergency,” Crimean Governor Sergey Aksyonov said in the early hours of Monday. The bridge was targeted by Ukraine in the past.

Writing on his Telegram channel, Aksyonov asked people to avoid the bridge, which runs across the Kerch Strait.

Videos posted to social media show a traffic jam on the bridge, with motorists being forced to turn their vehicles around and drive to there they came from. 

Unverified reports on Telegram claimed that there was “an explosion” on the bridge. Channel Baza reported that two people were killed and one injured. Other channels cited witnesses as saying that they heard loud bangs. 

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