One major concern people in the Tideflats are expressed after the closure of the Murray Morgan Bridge was a possible hindrance of emergency vehicles.
But the closure shouldn’t affect the response of the police department, spokesman Mark Fulghum said.
Police cruisers are already on patrol throughout the Tideflats and Northeast Tacoma area and therefore wouldn’t necessarily have to cross the bridge. And if there’s something that would require extra cruisers, many would come from Sector Four, which includes most of the Eastside (and, again, wouldn’t have to cross the bridge).
If it is something that would draw responses from cars in downtown and the North End, Fulghum said, then they’ll have to go around. But there haven’t been a lot of things to respond to in the area.
I left a message for a fire department spokesman and am waiting to hear what its response is.