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MDTA Emergency Alerts

Emergency Alerts for MDTA Toll Facilities
Date: 2012

MDTA crews are ready for winter weather that could bring dangerous driving conditions to Maryland. Be prepared for possible bridge warnings or restrictions. Do not pass snow plows and sanding trucks. Turn on your lights to increase your visibility to other motorists. Remember bridges and overpasses freeze first. Stay alert and use caution.

24 hour information concerning the Bay Bridge is available through Bayspan 1-877-229-7726.

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

The MDTA thanks motorists for their patience. 



All lanes are open once again on I-895.

SB I-895 ALL LANES CLOSED for multi-vehicle crash before Exit 12 Lombard St. Use I-95 or I-695 as alternates. MD511.org for updates

I-895 tunnel has been re-opened for traffic in both directions. 

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

I-895 NB & SB CLOSED for multi-vehicle crash. Use I-95 or I-695 for alternates. Expect delays as 895 will remain closed for crash clean-up and investigation.  MD511.org for traffic updates.

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Effective at 3:00 p.m. Friday, November 2, Hurricane Sandy relief workers who travel through Maryland toll facilities will not be charged a toll through Midnight Tuesday, November 20.  The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) will allow clearly identified vehicles related to Sandy relief efforts (emergency vehicles, electric utility trucks, tree/debris clearing trucks and equipment, the American Red Cross) to drive through toll booths without paying.  Drivers of relief vehicles should use the FAR RIGHT toll lanes, stop at the toll booth and identify themselves to the toll collector that they are a part of the Sandy relief effort. 


The MDTA, who owns and operates Marylands toll facilities, anticipates most relief vehicles to travel through the I-95 Fort McHenry Tunnel and John F. Kennedy Highway. 


Relief vehicles traveling through other Maryland toll facilities will be provided the same waiver of tolls, but they must go through a staffed toll collector lane and identify themselves to the toll collector that they are a part of the Sandy relief effort. 


Should drivers inadvertently pass through E-ZPass dedicated lanes, a Notice of Toll Due (NOTD) statement will be generated and sent to the registered vehicle owner.  Once the NOTD is received, a company representative should contact the Maryland E-ZPass Customer Service Center at 1-888-321-6824 for a waiver of tolls/fees.

Due to weather and current wind warnings the Bay Bridge will not have two-way operations in effect.