Truck fire snarls Bay Bridge traffic

  • A tractor trailer caught fire on the eastbound span of the Bay Bridge Sunday evening, closing down the two lanes of traffic bound for the Eastern Shore. The westbound span was being set up to accommodate two-way traffic.
A tractor trailer caught fire on the eastbound span of the Bay… (Courtesy Daniel S. Feinberg )
May 18, 2014|By Sean Welsh, The Baltimore Sun

A truck fire closed the eastbound span of the Bay Bridge Sunday evening, according to Maryland Transportation Authority.

The MDTA tweeted around 7:40 p.m. that the westbound span was being set up to operate with two-way traffic to accommodate eastbound travelers. Traffic was held on the southern span around 7 p.m., officials said. Fire crews were on the scene, according to the MDTA.

A photo submitted to The Sun showed the cab of a tractor trailer on fire with a thick plume of black smoke blowing toward the Eastern Shore.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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