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Bay Bridge Emergency Alerts

Date: Mar 2014

There are no emergency alerts at this time.  In the event of an emergency, important travel information will be posted to this blog or through our social media accounts.

Know Before You Go - call 511 or visit MD511.org.  Follow the MDTA at twitter.com/TheMDTA, facebook.com/TheMDTA and mdta.maryland.gov.

 

Strong winds are forecast for the region this afternoon and throughout Thursday.  

Motorists Advised to Call 1-877-BAYSPAN (229-7726) for Current Traffic Conditions
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Two-way operations are prohibited at the Bay Bridge during wind warnings and restrictions. 

Officials will monitor weather conditions and implement two-way operations when it is safe to do so.
 

Wind warnings, restrictions and closures would be implemented as follows:

Wind Warning (sustained wind speeds or wind gusts of 30-39 mph) -- operators of house trailers, box trailers, motorcycles, vehicles with roof-mount racks containing cargo or any other vehicle that may be subject to high winds are advised to use caution while traveling across the bridge.

Wind Restriction I (sustained wind speeds or wind gusts of 40-49 mph) -- house trailers, empty box trailers or any vehicle that, in the opinion of law-enforcement personnel, may not safely cross the bridge will be prohibited from traveling the bridge.  Motorists who are denied passage will be assisted with safely turning around.

Wind Restriction II (sustained wind speeds or wind gusts exceeding 50 mph) -- only automobiles, pickup trucks, flatbed trailers, commercial buses and heavy-laden tractor/trailers are permitted to cross the bridge.  Tractor-box trailer combinations will not be permitted to cross any bridge if the gross weight is less than 64,000 pounds.

Traffic Holds/Bridge Closure (sustained wind speeds or wind gusts exceeding 55 mph) -- In the event of a sudden increase of sustained wind speeds or wind gusts that could jeopardize life or property, the MDTA may elect to discontinue the movement of traffic across the bridge.

For Statewide traffic conditions, visit md511.org.

For the most up-to-date information follow us on Twitter at TheMDTA or on Facebook at facebook.com/TheMDTA.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

 

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