Emergency Response, Traffic

High winds force bridge closures north of Nottingham

Overturned Tractor Trailer I-95 Tydings 20180302UPDATE: As of 8 p.m., the MDTA reports that both bridges remain closed. The MDTA sent the following tweet:

“Hatem & Tydings Bridges remain closed due to high winds up to 60mph. Once wind speeds decrease we can open bridges again. We do not want to keep bridges closed but we must for safety. This is a major storm w/ dangerous high winds that have impacted region.”

Many stranded motorists have expressed frustration on Twitter. There is no word as to when the bridges will be reopened.

Original story below…

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Motorists heading northbound from the Nottingham area should prepare for major delays.

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The Maryland Transportation Authority says that both the Millard E. Tydings Memorial Bridge along Interstate 95 and the Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge along Route 40 have been shut down due to high winds.

Crews are dealing with two overturned tractor-trailers are on the Tydings bridge.

Northbound I-95 is being detoured at MD 155 (Exit 89) and southbound I-95 traffic is being detoured at MD 222 (Exit 93).

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