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April 5, 1993
It would have been fitting if the electronic message boards that dot Baltimore's Beltway were excused from their routine of flashing weather advisories or accident alerts, even for just half a day, to beam a tribute to John Benjamin Funk and Malcolm Howard Dill.Messrs. Funk and Dill, ages 87 and 94 respectively, passed away within days of one another recently. Although their names are recognizable to few Marylanders, the great achievement of their labors touches people here every day and had a profound effect on the shape of Central Maryland.
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By JOSH MITCHELL and JOSH MITCHELL,SUN REPORTER | January 19, 2006
A gust of wind sent the top of a large tree crashing onto the windshield of a car traveling yesterday on the Beltway in Baltimore County, state police said. The accident occurred about 1 p.m. on the inner loop near the Greenspring Avenue exit. Two women in the car, ages 81 and 63, were treated for minor injuries at area hospitals and released, police said. "It landed right on that car and stopped it dead in its tracks," said Jeremiah Fowler, 29, who was driving his pickup nearby. The National Weather Service recorded a wind gust of 46 mph at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport just before the accident.
NEWS
October 28, 2013
A Maryland State trooper was recovering Monday from injuries sustained when his patrol car was struck by a vehicle along Interstate 695 in the Essex area. The accident closed the outer loop of the beltway for about three hours during the morning commute. Police said Trooper First Class Christopher Hall, 28, a 10-year veteran assigned to the Golden Ring Barrack, was responding to an earlier accident and was parked in the highway left lane, with the car's lights activated, near Southeastern Boulevard at about 6:30 a.m. While Hall was in the patrol car, a Dodge Stratus driven by Vicente Lopez-Calixto, 63, of Baltimore, struck the car in the rear.
NEWS
By Colin Campbell and Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | May 13, 2014
Three people were killed in a single-car crash on a ramp at the intersection of two major Baltimore freeways Tuesday afternoon, State Police said. Early investigation suggested the vehicle was traveling southbound on Interstate 83 when, for reasons which have not been determined, it left the roadway and went into a heavily wooded area on the left side of the road and then struck a large tree, police said. The impact of the crash caused the car to break into pieces. Police received a call at around 4 p.m. from a citizen who said he saw a vehicle off the roadway on the southbound I-83 ramp on to the outer loop of Interstate 695 in Timonium, but the exact time of the accident is not known, according to a news release.
SPORTS
By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2012
The excitement that filled Camden Yards this weekend for the Orioles' three-game series against the Nationals didn't go unnoticed by Orioles players. They didn't see the crowded Oriole Park concourse full of orange and red - mostly orange - or get a good look at the rows of standing-room fans in the flag court and behind the bullpens. But the Orioles could definitely feel it. “I'm not going to jinx neither of us, but this was like a playoff atmosphere, every game,” Orioles center fielder Adam Jones said.
NEWS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | July 22, 2003
A flatbed tractor-trailer hauling steel overturned yesterday evening on a ramp from the Baltimore Beltway to Interstate 97, injuring the driver and spilling part of its load and some diesel fuel, authorities reported. The incident occurred about 6:20 p.m. as the driver was leaving the Beltway's inner loop. The crash ruptured one of the truck's two 50-gallon diesel fuel saddle tanks, said Division Chief John Scholz of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department. Scholz said about 20 gallons of fuel spilled, but was prevented from entering nearby Cabin Branch Creek by firefighters and HazMat crews.
NEWS
March 9, 1992
A one-mile section of the Beltway in eastern Baltimore County, closed last night after a 230,000-volt power cable fell across the highway, was reopened to traffic about 4:30 a.m. today, said Arthur Slusark, a spokesman for the Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.Mr. Slusark said BG&E workers rehung the cable, but further work will require Interstate 695 to be closed from 10 o'clock tonight until 2 a.m. tomorrow. About 5 p.m. yesterday, the power cable fell across the highway, injuring a Glen Burnie woman when it struck the windshield of a pickup truck.
NEWS
By Nicole Fuller, The Baltimore Sun | December 12, 2011
About 15 vehicles driving on the inner loop of Interstate 695 in southwestern Baltimore County were damaged Monday night after hundreds of rocks from a railroad overpass fell onto the busy highway, according to Maryland State Police. No injuries were reported, but vehicles were damaged with dents, scratches and cracked windshields, police said. Police began receiving reports from motorists just before 7 p.m. that rocks were falling from the Hollins Ferry railroad overpass. Officials from the State Highway Administration responded to the scene and helped clear rocks from I-695, which was temporarily closed.
NEWS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | November 14, 2001
A tractor-trailer struck a minivan on the inner loop of the Interstate 695 yesterday morning during rush hour, causing a traffic jam that stretched up to 10 miles. No injuries were reported, state police said. Troopers from the Golden Ring barracks responded to the accident -- near the on-ramp to the Jones Falls Expressway -- about 8:10 a.m. and found the tractor-trailer blocking three lanes of traffic. The accident backed up Beltway traffic as far west as Route 40 in Catonsville. It was cleared about an hour later.
NEWS
By Glenn Small and Glenn Small,Sun Staff Writer | February 2, 1994
An unexpected snow squall that struck the Baltimore area early yesterday created hazardous driving conditions in some areas and clogged roadways with bumper-to-bumper rush hour traffic."
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