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MDTA Emergency Alerts

Emergency Alerts for MDTA Toll Facilities
Date: Mar 6, 2013

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge has re-opened to passenger vehicles ONLY. Trucks are still being detoured prior to 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.

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 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.

Officials will continue to monitor the situation.

The MDTA thanks motorists for their patience.

Wind Restrictions in effect at Key Bridge. Wind Warnings in effect at the Hatem, Tydings and Nice Bridges.  The Bay Bridge remains closed. Use caution when crossing. Stay off the roads if you can today.  If you have to go out, don't crowd the plows. 

To view real-time traffic camera images on MDTA roadways, visit mdta.maryland.gov.  Know Before You Go! Call 511 or visit MD511.org for statewide travel information.  

Follow the MDTA at twitter.com/TheMDTA and facebook.com/TheMDTA.

The eastbound and westbound spans of the Bay Bridge are closed due to high winds.  Officials will monitor the situation and reopen the bridge as soon as it is possible to do so.

The eastbound and westbound spans of the Bay Bridge are closed due to high winds.  Officials will monitor the situation and reopen the bridge when it is safe to do so.

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.

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 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.

The MDTA thanks motorists for their patience.

Wind Restrictions are now in effect at the Bay Bridge.

Wind Restriction I - Sustained wind speeds or wind gusts of 40-49 mph
When wind restrictions are implemented, 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.

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. 




Wind Warnings in effect at the Bay, Key and Nice Bridges.  Use caution when crossing. Stay off the roads if you can today.  If you have to go out, don't crowd the plows. 

The Bay Bridge and Key Bridge are both operating in Wind Warnings.  Motorists are asked to use caution when crossing.  Call 1-877-BAYSPAN for traffic conditions at the Bay Bridge.  Follow us on Twitter @TheMDTA and Facebook /TheMDTA for up to date toll facility conditions.