UPDATE: Vital motorway to reopen on Tuesday

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UPDATE: Vital motorway to reopen on Tuesday
It was all hands (and paws, apparently) on deck for Monday's clean-up. Photo: Linda Kastrup/Scanpix

The Helsingør motorway is scheduled to be reopened by 3pm, the Danish Road Directorate has announced.


Update, Sept 30th, 12.42pm:
The Danish Road Directorate (Vejdirektoratet) has announced that the debris of a collapsed bridge will be cleared in time for the closed stretch of the Helsingør motorway to be reopened for Tuesday's rush hour traffic. 
The motorway will be open in both direction by 3pm, officials say.
"I would like to thank the motorists for the immense patience they have shown over the past days," Vejdirektoratet spokesman Jens Holmboe said. 
"I am well aware that we have caused many inconveniences for motorists – particularly commuters – and we apologise for that," he added.
Original, Sept 29th, 8.22pm:
Commuting difficulties will continue on Zealand on Tuesday, as the Danish Road Directorate (Vejdirektoratet) was unable to reopen a closed stretch of the Helsingør motorway as hoped on Monday.
Workers cleared debris throughout the day and will continue through Monday night, but officials say that the motorway is unlikely to be open for traffic on Tuesday. 
“I would like to apologise for the inconvenience that the motorway closure has caused for the many commuters in northern Zealand. We are working all out to clear the Helsingør motorway, but we are unlikely to open it in time for Tuesday morning traffic to flow normally,” Vejdirektoratet spokesman Erik Stoklund Larsen said. 
“We are well aware that the motorway is of vital importance to motorists in northern Zealand and we are therefore doing all we can to finish our work as quickly as possible,” he added. 
The bridge collapsed onto the Helsingør motorway on Saturday evening at Egebækvej. The 26 workers who were on the bridge at the time escaped uninjured. 


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