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By Raven L. Hill, The Baltimore Sun | April 15, 2011
Late-night drivers should be forgiven for momentarily thinking they've hit extended rush hour along the Beltway near Charles Street. A little bit of traffic could turn into a big backup with a State Highway Administration project under way that will close westbound Interstate 695 at Charles starting at 11 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays. Closings and detours to install structural steel beams for a new bridge are expected to last about three weeks. They will be suspended on weekends.
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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.
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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 Peter Jensen and Peter Jensen,Staff Writer | June 17, 1992
As if Baltimore's Beltway weren't loopy enough.Over the past two months, state highway crews have erected a dozen signs under selected Interstate 695 route markers with the designation of "Inner Loop" or "Outer Loop."The signs are supposed to help motorists figure out which way they're headed on the busy interstate. The inner loop designates the interior circle of the divided highway, the outer loop the outside half.But, after posting the signs, the State Highway Administration began to realize that a lot of drivers don't understand what the heck this inner and outer loop stuff means.
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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
November 23, 1992
The winter solstice approaches and as commuting seasons go, it's the least pleasant time to be on the road.Ice, snow, wind and fog are bad enough, but we must also cope with the shortest days of the year. As a consequence, many commuters find themselves driving at least one trip a day in the dark.That's what Detroit invented headlights for, of course. But as any veteran of the roads can tell you, headlights present some glaring problems -- specifically, the glare problem.How often have you been temporarily blinded by the lights of an oncoming car?
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."
NEWS
By Richard Irwin | November 8, 2007
State police at the Golden Ring barracks were trying to determine the identity of a man who was killed when his car struck a tree in the median of Route 702 near the Baltimore Beltway in Essex early yesterday and burst into flames. Shortly after 5 a.m., a passing motorist saw a blue 2008 Toyota engulfed in flames on the northbound ramp of Route 702 leading to the Beltway and called police. Police said a preliminary investigation at the scene indicated that the driver had lost control of the vehicle on the ramp, entered the median shoulder and crashed into a large tree.
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