QUINCY, MASS. (WHDH) - The Fore River Bridge reopened around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday night after getting stuck in the up position, causing a massive traffic jam during the evening commute.

Motorists were urged to seek an alternate route while officials worked to remedy the problem.

The Fore River Bridge spans the Weymouth Fore River between Quincy and Weymouth.

Photos taken in the area showed heavy traffic backups as police rerouted traffic.

It is not yet clear what caused the issue.

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