Police/Fire, Traffic

Crash reported on I-695 outer loop

TOWSON, MD—A Friday afternoon crash on I-695 in Towson is causing traffic delays that stretch into the Parkville area. The crash was reported at just after 2:45 p.m. on the outer loop between Providence Road and Loch Raven Boulevard. The right lanes along I-695 are blocked and delays stretch from the Loch Raven Boulevard exit back to the Perring Parkway …


Business, Sci-Tech, Traffic

MDTA expanding hours at E-ZPass Maryland customer service centers

BALTIMORE, MD—In an effort to enhance customer service capabilities at a time of increased demand, the Maryland Transportation Authority will offer extended hours at all E-ZPass Maryland Customer Service Centers (CSCs) beginning Saturday, January 16th. Under the temporary extended hours – which will be in place until further notice – E-ZPass Customer Service Centers will add Saturday service hours from …


MDTA: Standard video toll rates now in effect throughout Maryland

BALTIMORE, MD—On Friday, January 1, 2021, standard Video Toll rates resumed statewide at all Maryland Transportation Authority toll facilities. The MDTA is reminding motorists that getting an E-ZPass® gives them access to the lowest tolls in Maryland on every trip. Transponders are free, there’s no monthly fee for Maryland addresses, and sign-up is available 24/7 at ezpassmd.com. Marylanders are asked …

AAA: COVID-19 expected to influence Maryland holiday travel

TOWSON, MD—AAA Travel expects the vast majority of Americans, including Marylanders, to stay home this holiday season, with COVID-19 considered to be a key factor in the decision-making of many who are opting not to travel. Public health concerns and travel guidance are influencing their decisions not to travel over the year-end holidays, a period that typically sees high demand …

Baltimore County roads still slick due to winter storm, over 400 crashes reported statewide

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The precipitation has ended, but lingering wet roads and chilly temperatures are resulting in slick roads. Even main arteries such as E. Joppa Road remained slippery and ice-covered in many spots as of 10 a.m. on Thursday morning. Motorists are urged to use caution and assume that any surfaces that appear wet may be icy. From 9 a.m. on …

Baltimore County crews, plows ready for potential winter weather

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Tuesday affirmed the County’s readiness to respond to winter storms as the region prepares for the season’s first snow event forecast for Wednesday. “Our Department of Public Works stands ready to respond whenever winter weather hits to keep our residents safe,” Olszewski said. “Our crews are well-trained and our equipment is in great …

Winter Weather Advisory issued for Nottingham area, ice accumulations possible

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The only thing that’s certain when it comes to winter storms is that nothing is certain. As of Tuesday afternoon, the National Weather Service has downgraded the Nottingham area to a Winter Weather Advisory for Wednesday.  The Winter Storm Watch is no longer in effect. The Winter Weather Advisory will be in effect from 10 a.m. Wednesday until 1 …