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Wind Restrictions in Effect at Bay Bridge

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STEVENSVILLE, Md.- Wind Restrictions are now in effect at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority. 

As a result of the restrictions, two-way operations (during which one lane of eastbound traffic is directed to the westbound span) is not expected to be put in place this afternoon. Drivers may experience delays. Officials said they will continue to monitor weather conditions and will implement two-way operations if possible and if needed.

The wind warnings and restrictions are defined by the MDTA as follows:

Wind Warning - Sustained wind speeds or wind gusts of 30-39 mph. When wind warnings are in effect, 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. 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. 

For statewide traffic conditions, visit md511.org.

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