Traffic: Debris in the road on I-95 south near Mountain Road

Delays on MARC Penn Line, modified service on light rail, no Acela service to Boston

August 29, 2011|By The Baltimore Sun

As of 9:30 a.m. Monday, traffic was slow on southbound I-95 near Mountain Road, due to debris in the road. Route 175 near I-95 in Aberdeen is slow due to an accident.

An accident is causing traffic problems at Route 24 and Bel Air South Parkway.

Signals are out at Route 140 and Royer Road; at Smith Avenue and Greenspring Avenue; at Northern Parkway and Coldspring Lane; at McCormick Road and Shawan Road; and at Belair Road and Reckord Road.

Wires are down near New Battle Grove Road and North Point Boulevard in Dundalk.

Downed trees and wires are causing delays at Burns Crossing Road and New Cut Road in Anne Arundel County.

A utility problem caused eastbound and westbound Route 778 to be closed at Fairhaven Road in Anne Arundel County.

Northbound and southbound Route 24 was closed at Sharon Road in Harford County due to a utility problem.

Route 214 was closed in both directions near Route 2 in Anne Arundel County due to high water.

Maryland's Department of Transportation has asked drivers and pedestrians alike to use "extreme caution" because some routes have standing water, downed power lines or malfunctioning signals.

The Maryland Transit Administration is warning passengers to plan for delays Monday morning on the MARC Penn Line and modified service on the light rail line as the agency operates in "storm recovery mode" following Hurricane Irene.

The MTA issued a statement saying that all of its systems will be operating for the Monday morning commute but that the Penn Line will operate a limited service schedule so certain repairs can be made by Amtrak, which operates the line for the MTA. Passengers were advised to consult the MTA website to see which trains are running and when. The MTA said the Camden and Brunswick MARC lines will have full service.

In addition, the MTA statement said, the light rail will offer its regular service from North Avenue to the Cromwell and BWI Marshall Airport stops on Monday morning. But the MTA is using buses to serve passengers who want to travel between North Avenue and Hunt Valley, because crews are working along that route to repair damage to power lines and remove fallen trees.

According to the MTA, the local bus, metro subway and Inter County Connector buses will operate on their regular schedules. Mobility service will also be available, but customers are asked to call Transit Information Services at 410-539-5000 to schedule trips.

Amtrak announced that all Acela service has been canceled Monday between Washington and Boston.

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