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MDTA Emergency Alerts

Emergency Alerts for MDTA Toll Facilities
Date: Mar 12, 2013

Please use caution when crossing.  Wind warnings have ended at the Bay Bridge.

Remember to follow the MDTA at twitter.com/TheMDTA and facebook.com/TheMDTA for the latest updates.

Know Before You Go - call 511 or visit MD511.org. 24 hour information concerning the Bay Bridge is available through Bayspan 1-877-229-7726.

The MDTA thanks motorists for their patience.


The Chesapeake Bay Bridge is currently under wind restrictions. Nice and Key Bridges are currently under wind warnings.

On all MDTA bridges, wind warnings and restrictions would be implemented as outlined below:

  • 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 Part 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 Part 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.

Remember to follow the MDTA at twitter.com/TheMDTA and facebook.com/TheMDTA for the latest updates.

Know Before You Go - call 511 or visit MD511.org. 24 hour information concerning the Bay Bridge is available through Bayspan 1-877-229-7726.

The MDTA thanks motorists for their patience.