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MDTA Emergency Alerts

Emergency Alerts for MDTA Toll Facilities
Date: Jan 2015

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.

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HIGH WINDS ANTICIPATED FOR FRIDAY -- Strong winds are forecast for the region. Wind conditions may prevent officials from implementing two-way operations (during which one lane of eastbound traffic is directed to the westbound span) at the Bay Bridge. Drivers may experience delays during the afternoon rush-hour period. Officials will monitor weather conditions and implement two-way operations if possible.

In addition, as necessary, wind warnings and restrictions 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.

Motorists advised to follow us on Twitter at for real-time updates on major incidents. For 24/7 updates on conditions at the Bay Bridge call 1-877-BAYSPAN (229-7726).