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Staff Reports, The Baltimore Sun | November 19, 2013
At 9:30 a.m. the Maryland Department of Transportation is reporting that the accident involving three vehicles on I-895 south at the Harbor Tunnel has been cleared, but officials are warning commuters to use caution, and expect delays until the backup clears out. MDOT also reported that an accident has been cleared on Route 157 west of I-695 in the Dundalk area of Baltimore County. Both west and eastbound lanes were affected by that incident earlier. Earlier this morning in Anne Arundel County, a school bus in Annapolis was involved in a collision on West Street near Admiral Drive, according to Anne Arundel County School officials.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | September 11, 2014
All southbound traffic is shut down on Interstate 895 south at the Harbor Tunnel due to a disabled vehicle at 8:46 a.m. on Thursday, according to the state Department of Transportation. A collision on the inner loop of I-695 in Towson at the Jones Falls Expressway South has closed the inner loop right shoulder at 8:35 a.m., according to DOT. A collision on I-95 in Baltimore City at the I-395 exit has closed the southbound right traffic lane and southbound right shoulder at 8:32 a.m. on Thursday, according to DOT. Dock Street in Annapolis is shut down due to partial flooding at 8:02 a.m. on Thursday, according to Annapolis Police.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | April 13, 2010
A water main break that has caused at least one road to become impassable near the Harbor Tunnel Throughway Tuesday will likely not be repaired until Wednesday. Keith Avenue in southeast Baltimore was shut down after a water main break caused flooding in the area, said Kurt Kocher, Department of Public Works spokesman, though the road was later reopened around 9:3- p.m. He said a break in a 20 inch water main around 6 p.m. has caused "a lot of flooding," but the Harbor Tunnel has not been affected.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2014
Two incidents in northern Anne Arundel County traffic have prompted road closures during Wednesday's rush hour, according to state and local officials. Anne Arundel County Police said that MD 648 at Old Mill Road in Pasadena is closed due to a sinkhole on Wednesday morning. The state Department of Transportation said that emergency roadwork in the area closed the roadway at 6:23 a.m. The Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works said road closures are in effect in the Glen Burnie area at the intersection of Solley Road and Freetown Road due to a gas leak around 7:40 a.m. The state DOT said all southbound traffic is closed on Interstate 895 in Baltimore City due to a disabled vehicle at the Harbor Tunnel at 9:05 a.m. DOT also reported emergency roadwork on MD 140 East in Pikesville at Naylors Lane that shut down the eastbound right traffic lane and eastbound right shoulder at 8:38 a.m. A single-vehicle crash on I-895 North in Baltimore City at O'Donnell Street has closed the northbound right off-ramp at 8:59 a.m., DOT said.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2012
Traffic on Interstate 895 north was delayed Wednesday afternoon after four vehicles collided about one mile south of the Harbor Tunnel, according to the Baltimore City Fire Department. Rescue personnel responded to the scene about 12:42 p.m. to find two pickup trucks and two cars heavily damaged in the roadway from a collision, said Chief Kevin Cartwright, a fire department spokesman. Two people in one of the cars were transported to Maryland Shock Trauma Center after being extricated from the car by rescue personnel, Cartwright said.
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By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | August 1, 2012
The most disruptive phase of the project to rebuild the bridge south of the Harbor Tunnel toll plaza is expected to begin Saturday and continue for two weeks. The four-lane Interstate 895 bridge will be narrowed to one lane in each direction as crews repair the steel structure and replace the concrete surface. Maryland Transportation Authority officials are asking motorists to use alternate routes, especially during rush hours, to avoid traffic snarls. A state traffic analysis predicted that backups could stretch up to four miles at times during the two-week period.
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By Baltimoresun.com Staff | April 23, 2004
All traffic is being held at the Harbor Tunnel northbound due to an accident this afternooon. Motorists are advised to use the Fort McHenry Tunnel or Key Bridge as alternative routes. Originally published April 23, 2004, 3:11 PM EDT
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January 19, 1997
The Harbor Tunnel Thruway, Interstate 895, will have one tunnel closed for maintenance between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m., today through Thursday.The second tunnel will be open for two-way traffic. Delays should be expected. The Maryland Transportation Authority suggests that travelers stay in the right lane and drive with caution.Pub Date: 1/19/97
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | August 20, 1998
One tube of the Harbor Tunnel Thruway will be closed after this evening's rush hour for repairs on a water main pipe that broke yesterday afternoon and forced traffic onto southbound Interstate 895, said a Maryland Transportation Authority spokeswoman.While the southbound tunnel is closed, traffic through the northbound tunnel will run in both directions, said Lori A. Vidil, the spokeswoman. She said the southbound tunnel should reopen by 5 a.m. tomorrow.The steel pipe, between the northbound and southbound tubes, broke shortly after noon, and about 6,000 gallons of water leaked into a collector area between the tunnels, Vidil said.
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January 23, 1992
A man was killed today when his vehicle was crushed between a tractor-trailer and a dump truck in the southbound tube of the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel.State Toll Facilities spokesman Thomas Freeburger said the man's identity was not being released pending notification of his relatives.Mr. Freeburger said the victim was driving a Ford Bronco that stopped behind a tractor-trailer after another car broke down.While the vehicles were stopped, a dump truck crashed into the Bronco.The victim was crushed against the back end of the tractor-trailer and died at the scene, Mr. Freeburger said.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2014
Heavy rain led to flash flooding that closed roads and required widespread swift-water rescues from trapped vehicles Tuesday. A flash flood warning was in effect across parts of the Baltimore region through 6:45 p.m. At Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, 2.7 inches of rain fell in just one hour, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. More than 6 inches of rain fell as of 4 p.m., surpassing a record for Tuesday's date, 4.91 inches on...
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | July 8, 2014
A four-vehicle collision on Interstate 895 North in Baltimore City at the Steel Bridge has closed the northbound left traffic lane and northbound left shoulder at 7:38 a.m. on Tuesday, according to the state Department of Transportation. The incident had closed both northbound traffic lanes and the northbound left shoulder at 8:03 a.m. in a morning commute marred with accidents on I-895. Southbound traffic on I-895 in Baltimore City has been reopened with the clearing of a three-vehicle collision at the Harbor Tunnel that shut down traffic for an hour after DOT first reported the incident at 7:38 a.m. Photos posted on the Maryland Transportation Authority's Twitter page showed an SUV upended and resting atop the front driver's side of another vehicle.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | May 29, 2014
A two-vehicle collision on Interstate 97 North in Crownsville, just north of Hawkins Road in Anne Arundel County has closed the northbound right shoulder at 9:14 a.m., according to the state Department of Transportation. Debris on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway South in Linthicum at I-695 has closed the southbound right off-ramp at 9:09 a.m., DOT said. And all southbound traffic on I-895 in Baltimore City has been reopened with the clearing of a disabled vehicle at the Harbor Tunnel, DOT said.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | May 9, 2014
A two-vehicle collision on MD 3 North at Interstate 97 in Millersville has closed the northbound left shoulder at 9:02 a.m., according to the state Department of Transportation. A single-vehicle crash on I-895 North in Baltimore City prior to the Harbor Tunnel has closed the northbound right tunnel lane at 8:24 a.m., according to DOT. And emergency roadwork on MD 7 East in White Marsh, just east of Joppa Road, has closed the eastbound traffic lane at 8:13 a.m., according to DOT. The westbound traffic lane is bi-directional, DOT said.
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By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | February 18, 2014
The runup to this year's celebration of the "Star-Spangled Banner" bicentennial took a leap forward Tuesday with the rollout of a pair of websites - one of which shows live video of Fort McHenry offering views similar to what Francis Scott Key would have seen during the Battle of Baltimore. The project lets history buffs visit Baltimore-area War of 1812 sites online, through the work of Star-Spangled 200, the coordinating committee behind the celebration. "Those of us who tell stories for a living are always looking for new ways and new media to transport people to amazing experiences," said Bill Pencek, executive director of the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission, "in this case, to broaden awareness of the dramatic events 200 years ago that tested American and gave us our national anthem.
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Staff Reports, The Baltimore Sun | January 29, 2014
The morning rush hour was extended Wednesday due to late incidents on roadways around Baltimore. There was a report of an accident on southbound I-83 in the city near St. Paul Street, but by 11 a.m., Maryland Department of Transportation cameras were showing traffic moving smoothly again. Another late accident on I-97 south at Dorsey Road in Anne Arundel County was also somewhat cleared — it was off to the far right shoulder, though a merge lane was also reportedly still affected.
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July 21, 2003
Theodore Louis Scott, who spent 26 years policing the 1.7-mile Baltimore Harbor Tunnel, died Tuesday of prostate cancer at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. He was 74. The son of Harry S. Scott, one of the first black officers to join the Baltimore police force, Theodore Scott was raised in Catonsville until his father joined the Police Department and moved the family to West Baltimore. Mr. Scott graduated from Frederick Douglass High School in 1946, attended Morgan State University and earned a law enforcement degree from Baltimore City Community College.
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By Brent Jones, Baltimore Sun reporter | April 14, 2010
Baltimore Public Works crews have fixed a 20-inch water main break that flooded roads Tuesday night near the Harbor Tunnel. The break was repaired about 7:45 a.m. Wednesday and is not expected to affect the morning commute, according to a Public Works spokesman. Keith Avenue in Southeast Baltimore was closed about 6 p.m. after a break happened at the joining of an old and new main. The road reopened about three hours later. Crews shut off water valves and worked overnight to repair the break.
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