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By Liz Kay and Annie Linskey and Liz Kay and Annie Linskey,SUN STAFF | September 18, 2005
Five people - including a 10-year-old girl - were injured yesterday morning in a collision on Interstate 95 at Key Highway that tied up southbound traffic in the Fort McHenry Tunnel for hours, Maryland Transportation Authority Police said. The crash occurred when Timothy Adam Home, 21, of Dallastown, Pa., emerged from the left tunnel and tried to cross three lanes of traffic to reach the right-hand Key Highway exit about 9:45 a.m., according to police spokeswoman Cpl. Pamela Thorne. His car, a 2005 Suzuki, struck a 2001 Dodge driven by Tiffany Ann Moore, 33, of Brookhaven, Pa. The impact pushed Moore's car off the road briefly before it returned to the highway and started to spin, Thorne said.
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By Kevin Rector and The Baltimore Sun | September 21, 2014
One of the two bores carrying northbound Interstate 95 traffic through the Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore will be closed for several hours on Sunday morning for Special Olympics Maryland's sixth annual 5-kilometer run and walk fundraiser. More than 900 walkers and runners are expected to take part in the event in the right hand northbound tunnel bore, the proceeds of which support Special Olympics Maryland's work providing athletic training and events for children and adults in the state who have intellectual disabilities.
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December 12, 1994
Making AmendsLast week's column incorrectly stated the volume of sales of commuter passbooks for use at tunnels and toll highways. The Maryland Transportation Authority sells 17,000 ticket books per month. The Sun regrets the error.John A. doesn't mind getting tickets.In fact, the Ellicott City commuter is in a hurry to get more. And he feels he's earned them -- at least 50 at a time.That's the number found in the commuter passbooks available from the Maryland Transportation Authority for use at the Fort McHenry Tunnel, the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel, the Francis Scott Key Bridge, the John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway and the Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | July 18, 2014
A three-vehicle collision at Bore 1 of the southbound Fort McHenry Tunnel has closed the tunnel lane at 9:06 a.m. on Friday, according to the state Department of Transportation. The collision is among two incidents creating closures at the tunnel. Two southbound toll lanes on the Fort McHenry Tunnel remain closed on Friday morning due to a two-vehicle collision on Tuesday afternoon. A single-vehicle crash on the inner loop of Interstate 695 in Catonsville at Frederick Road has closed the inner loop right shoulder at 8:49 a.m., DOT said.
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By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan,SUN STAFF | April 28, 1998
Maryland Transportation Authority Police supervisors have been cracking down on officers stationed near Fort McHenry to write more tickets, pressing them to issue citations for broken headlights if need be, say six officers who spoke to The Sun on condition of anonymity.The officers assigned to the Fort McHenry Tunnel detachment, which oversees about seven miles that includes Interstate 95 near the tunnel, said their supervisors have told them in meetings in the past two weeks that their lieutenant, Stanley Lampkin, was disappointed that their "stats were down" and wanted them to issue more tickets.
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By Reginald Fields and Reginald Fields,SUN STAFF | May 12, 2004
Three people were killed in a fiery five-vehicle accident on Interstate 95 in Baltimore yesterday at the start of the afternoon rush hour, tying up traffic on the busy highway well into the evening. Four people survived - two of them injured, and two who escaped unhurt from the collisions involving two tractor-trailers, two cars and a third crushed and burnt vehicle believed initially to be a minivan. "It's a mangled mess," said Maryland Transportation Authority Police Chief Gary W. McLhinney.
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By Del Quentin Wilber and Rafael Alvarez and Del Quentin Wilber and Rafael Alvarez,SUN STAFF | November 29, 2000
An unidentified man driving a car with North Carolina plates was shot and killed by state transportation authority police near the Fort McHenry Tunnel toll plaza yesterday afternoon after refusing to pull over for speeding near Baltimore-Washington International Airport. Transportation authority police were releasing few details of the incident last night - including how many times the man was shot and whether more than one officer fired a weapon. Investigators would not say last night if the man was armed or what, if anything, was found in the Mazda when it was searched.
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By Kevin Cowherd and Kevin Cowherd,SUN STAFF | December 28, 1999
The sky is the color of wet sand and the rain is falling so hard it's bouncing a foot off the pavement when Linda Avaritt goes to work on this wretched Tuesday, squeezing into Tollbooth No. 7 at the Fort McHenry Tunnel.From this steel and cement gulag on northbound I-95, the view is as bleak as the weather.All around is a vast industrial wasteland. Mountains of coal, salt and calcium loom beyond the highway. Towering cranes with rusted appendages sweep the sky behind Keith Avenue.And here in front of her, exhaust fumes from hundreds of vehicles rise into the air in ghostly white plumes amid the yawning black backdrop of the tunnel.
NEWS
July 9, 2009
Ever since the Fort McHenry Tunnel opened in 1985, motorists heading south on Interstate 95 have had to take an exit ramp to head that way. Staying on the main roadway would lead you to Interstate 895 and the Harbor Tunnel. After this weekend, no more. If the weather cooperates, the Maryland Transportation Authority will change the traffic pattern at the I-95/I-895 split Sunday morning so that the road to the Fort McHenry Tunnel becomes the default route. Travelers headed for the smaller Harbor Tunnel, opened in 1957 but only half as busy as its younger counterpart, will be the ones taking a right exit.
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By Caitlin Francke and Caitlin Francke,SUN STAFF | August 29, 2000
A Baltimore judge yesterday reversed his decision to allow a 14-year-old boy accused of automobile manslaughter in the Fort McHenry Tunnel to stay home until trial, noting the boy's unruliness at a juvenile detention center. Circuit Judge David W. Young said he was also concerned about conditions at the boy's Harford County home. He did not elaborate. "This court was asked to take a leap of faith to make [the boy] eligible for release in the community," Young said. "Things are worse now than they were then."
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | March 14, 2014
A major construction project on Interstate 95, set to begin Sunday, will impact traffic in Baltimore for the next two years - shifting and narrowing lanes and forcing ramp closures and detours. The $66 million project to remove and replace the existing concrete deck and roadway joints of 4.4 miles of the elevated highway between Caton Avenue and the Fort McHenry Tunnel south of downtown is expected to last through the middle of 2016, the Maryland Transportation Authority said Friday.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | April 23, 2013
M. Faysal Thameen, a retired structural engineer who headed the city's role in the 1980s construction of the Fort McHenry Tunnel, died of cancer April 9 at his home in Millbury, Mass. The former Parkville resident was 75. "He was a quiet force in the Interstate Division," said former Maryland Transportation Secretary William K. Hellmann, who was recently appointed to the state's Transportation Authority board. "He was soft-spoken, knew his business and was the key coordinator with the designers of the Fort McHenry Tunnel, which was then the largest single contract in the history of the Interstate Highway System.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | January 7, 2013
A truck caught fire at the Fort McHenry Tunnel toll plaza on northbound Interstate 95 near Keith Avenue on Monday evening, causing traffic delays as emergency personnel worked to control the blaze, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority Police. The Ford F-150 came through the tunnel and its driver paid the toll about 5:15 p.m. before realizing the vehicle was on fire and pulling over to the right-hand shoulder, just north of the toll booths, said Sgt. Jonathan Green, a police spokesman.
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By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,SUN STAFF | November 8, 1997
A daylong downpour dumped up to 4 inches of rain in parts of Maryland yesterday, flooding streets, snarling traffic and cutting power to homes.Baltimore was soaked with more than 2 inches of rain and up to 4 inches fell in parts of Southern and Western Maryland, according to the National Weather Service.The rain was expected to taper off to scattered showers today, said Jim Weismueller, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.Weismueller said that the storm moved up from the South and parked over central Maryland.
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By Alice Lukens and Alice Lukens,SUN STAFF | July 5, 2000
A 35-year-old Pikesville man died Monday night after losing control of a tractor-trailer on Interstate 95 in Baltimore, hitting five cars and crashing through a Fort McHenry Tunnel toll gate before police caught up with him at Baltimore-Washington International Airport, according to a spokeswoman for the Maryland Transportation Authority. Yakov Ostrovsky, of the 2900 block of Fallstaff Road, died of unknown causes after police sprayed him with pepper spray because he would not get out of his truck at the airport.
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