Bay Bridge suspends 2-way operations -- for now
The Maryland Transportation Authority has suspended two-way operations on the Bay Bridge this afternoon because of rainy weather -- creating the likelihood of eastbound delays during peak travel hours.
The authority normally opens one lane to the westbound span to eastbound traffic to ease the evening commute for residents of the Eastern Shore. But in bad weather, it generally does not permit two-way traffic on that span, restricting eastbound traffic to the two lanes of the original bridge.
The authority said it could reverse the decision if the weather improves. Officials also warned eastbound travelers to exercise caution at exits 28 (Cape Ste. Claire Road) and 29 (Bay Dale Drive) because of standing water in the roadway.