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KEY BRIDGE COLLAPSE: I-695 Key Bridge collapses following ship strike [VIDEO]

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UPDATE 4: A prayer vigil will be held in Dundalk on Tuesday evening.

UPDATE 3: The Port of Baltimore has suspended all vessel traffic, flight restrictions have been issued, and County Executive Johnny Olszewski has issued a statement.

UPDATE 2: Authorities say at least 8 victims have been confirmed so far and at least 6 construction workers are unaccounted for.

UPDATE: Governor Wes Moore has declared a state of emergency.  At least 2 people have been pulled from the water.

Original story below…

BALTIMORE, MD—Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge collapsed overnight after being struck by a cargo ship.

The vessel appeared to lose power twice before colliding with the bridge at around 2 a.m. The entire span then collapsed into the water.

Rescue operations are still in progress following reports of multiple people and vessels in the water.

I-695 is closed in the area of the Key Bridge. Motorists should use an alternate route.

This is a breaking update. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

More below.

Photo via Harford County Fire & EMS on X

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