Residents of Purcell and Lexington, Okla., are growing weary of the longer commute to get from one city to the other. The cities are connected by a bridge that has been shut down by the state for emergency repairs. Residents must drive either 15 miles north or 20 miles southeast to reach the other city. Lexington officials have expressed concern about safety because Lexington residents go to the Purcell hospital, while Purcell is losing at least $150,000 in sales tax revenue each month from Lexington residents.
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