Serious Accident Closes Bay Bridge

baybridgetraffic.pngAt least three people have perished in a serious accident on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge that has closed the westbound span. The incident appears to involve a tractor-trailer, a flatbed truck and at least three other passenger vehicles, that I can see. The scene of the crash, as covered by ABC News 9 in DC, shows the signs of serious wreckage on the scene, and what appears to be a liquid tanker, not carrying a flammable subtance, as part of the crash. There are skid marks that go from the center lane, across to the right side railings, then back across all three lanes and into the left side railings, and back again into the middle. At least one other driver has been medevac’d to an area hospital, and there is another helicopter hovering over the span at this time.

This is causing major havoc for those getting back from the Eastern Shore, as the span is closed to all traffic and will likely remain so for several hours. Cars currently on the bridge are being slowly redirected back off the bridge for the time being, and I’m not sure how the detour process is working.

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