Veterans Memorial Bridge lights to be turned off due to Mayflies

A swarm of mayflies hovers over the Route 462 bridge over the Susquehanna River late Saturday evening, June 13, 2015, between Columbia and Wrightsville, Pa. Authorities say the swarm was so dense that it caused a series of motorcycle crashes and prompted them to close the bridge. (Blaine Shahan/LNP via AP)

COLUMBIA, Pa. (WHTM)- The lights on the Veterans Memorial Bridge on Route 462 will be turned off starting Saturday night.

Columbia Borough Mayor Leo Lutz says this is to prevent the accumulation of Mayflies on the bridge.

Lutz says he anticipates the hatch will begin soon due to the warming temperatures.

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