Bay Bridge Re-Open to Traffic
The bridge had been closed to all vehicles due to high winds. Earlier in the day, the westbound lane was closed following an accident involving a tractor trailer.
The Chesapeake Bay Bridge re-opened Wednesday evening after high winds forced officials to close spans in both directions earlier in the day.
The Maryland Transportation Authority opened the bridge to cars at about 6 p.m., then trucks were allowed to pass at about 7:20 p.m.
The bridge was shut down to all traffic shortly before 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. Earlier, the westbound span was closed after a tractor trailer overturned, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) website.
The MDTA said it shuts down the bridge to all traffic when there are recorded winds above 55 miles per hour.
Get the latest on statewide traffic conditions at md511.org or call 877-BAYSPAN (229-7726) for current traffic conditions.