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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | April 8, 2013
Three collisions on area roadways forced lane closures toward the end of Monday morning's commute, according to the state Department of Transportation. Westbound traffic on MD 32 in Howard County was closed due to a collision at West Linden Church Road at 8:19 a.m. In Baltimore City, a collision on Interstate 95 North prior to the US 1/Caton Avenue exit has closed one of two northbound shoulders at 8:49 a.m. In Baltimore County, a single-vehicle crash on the inner loop of Interstate 695 past the North Point Boulevard exit has closed one of two inner loop shoulders at 8:55 a.m. The Maryland Transit Administration reported that morning-long delays on the light rail continued at 9:05 a.m.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | September 7, 2014
A 34-year-old Monkton man was killed in a crash in Glyndon Saturday night, police said. Police identified the man as David Wesley Blizzard, Jr. of the 500 block of Monkton Road. Blizzard was driving eastbound in the 4200 block of Worthington Ave., when his 1992 Honda Accord crossed the opposite side of the street, left the roadway and hit a tree, police said. Emergency responders were called at around 7:45 p.m., and Blizzard, the car's only occupant, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | September 4, 2013
Southbound MD 170 South at Transmission Court in Anne Arundel County has been closed due to emergency roadwork at 8:52 a.m. on Wednesday, according to the state Department of Transportation. As a result, the northbound traffic lane and northbound shoulder are bi-directional, DOT said. Emergency roadwork on Interstate 895 North in Baltimore City prior to the Steel Bridge has closed one of two northbound traffic lanes and one of two northbound shoulders at 7:47 a.m., according to the state Department of Transportation.
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Baltimore Sun Media Group | August 13, 2014
A day after heavy rains dumped more than 10 inches in parts of northern Anne Arundel County, State Highway Administration crews were still addressing weather-related road problems on Wednesday, including a roadway section in Pasadena that had washed away. Highway officials said a section of Waterford Road between Catherine Avenue and Old Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard would be closed at least until Thursday evening as crews work to rebuild it. Officials said engineers who inspected a culvert in the area after the storm found that soil under bridge abutments had washed away, creating a washout area about 15 feet deep, 10 feet wide and 24 feet long.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | April 17, 2013
Three incidents, including two disabled vehicles in roadways, forced lane closures during Wednesday morning's local commute, according to the state Department of Transportation. In Baltimore City, a disabled vehicle on Interstate 95 prior to the Keith Avenue exit has closed one northbound toll lane at 8:22 a.m. Traffic moved in the other 11 toll lanes, however, DOT said. A disabled vehicle in Baltimore County on the inner loop of Interstate 695 at the MD 129/Park Heights Avenue exit closed one of two inner loop shoulders at 8:05 a.m., DOT said.
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By The Baltimore Sun | January 27, 2011
Many drivers got stuck on their way home from work during Wednesday's snowstorm, and a few of them called The Sun to talk about it. Here are some of their stories: 'At least I'm not stuck … in a ditch' Alexis Rea left downtown about 5 p.m. Wednesday and pulled onto Interstate 83, thinking the highway would be a better choice during the storm because she did not know how the secondary roads were holding up. She wanted to...
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By Brian Dolan | July 14, 2014
Roadways today are in the worst condition they have been since the 1940s. In our world of advanced technology how could this have happened? We know that more people are driving every day. Younger Americans frequently have their own car or access to a family vehicle, and older Americans are living longer and driving more in their later years. Goods moved by truck also far exceed those moved by rail, by boat, by barge or by air because of the flexibility trucks have to deliver to your home or neighborhood.
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By Brent Jones | brent.jones@baltsun.com and Baltimore Sun reporter | February 9, 2010
With several major roadways and arteries to downtown condensed to one lane, traffic in the Baltimore area has been reduced to a snail-like pace, hampering commuters as they attempted to return to work Tuesday. A jack-knifed tractor-trailer early in the morning closed two lanes on southbound Interstate 83 near Falls Road, snarling the ride on the city's major thoroughfare from the north. Commutes were taking three to four times longer than normal, according to drivers, and the highway continued to be backed up well into late morning.
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By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,SUN STAFF | February 12, 2003
Snow showers and plunging temperatures combined last night to glaze roadways across Central Maryland with ice, causing numerous accidents and - in some areas - bringing traffic to a near-standstill. Police departments said there were too many accidents to count as the unexpected snow fell, wetting roadways just before temperatures dropped into the 20s and leaving a thin, dangerous layer of ice. A state trooper was injured while directing traffic on Route 27 at Cabbage Spring Road in Mount Airy in Carroll County, and was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center for treatment of leg injuries, police said.
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By Nicole Fuller and Nicole Fuller,SUN REPORTER | November 17, 2006
A destructive line of storms packing heavy rains and high winds drenched much of Central Maryland yesterday, flooding roadways and cutting off power to thousands of homes. With gusts up to 45 mph and a rainfall rate as heavy as 5 inches per hour in some areas, the storm sent streams surging over banks and overtaxed urban drainage systems with water that flooded heavily traveled roadways - with up to 4 feet of standing water at one intersection - during the evening rush. No serious injuries were reported, but several people were rescued from vehicles caught in high waters, prompting authorities to close impassable roads.
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July 31, 2014
In regard to the commentary by Brian Dolan ( "Get riled up over roadways," July 14), I am in a similar position to Mr. Dolan of the Maryland Asphalt Association, as I work for the Maryland Ready Mix Concrete Association. I, of course, disagree with Mr. Dolan's recent comments disparaging concrete paving. As another reader commented, we should be allowing our transportation departments to design, build and maintain our roadways using real-life cycle cost analysis tools and competitive bidding systems that are readily available.
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By Brian Dolan | July 14, 2014
Roadways today are in the worst condition they have been since the 1940s. In our world of advanced technology how could this have happened? We know that more people are driving every day. Younger Americans frequently have their own car or access to a family vehicle, and older Americans are living longer and driving more in their later years. Goods moved by truck also far exceed those moved by rail, by boat, by barge or by air because of the flexibility trucks have to deliver to your home or neighborhood.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | June 18, 2014
State and local transportation departments reported no unscheduled closures at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, as most incidents snarling roadways were well west and south of the Baltimore area. The Maryland Transit Administration reported minor light rail delays at 9 a.m.
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By Scott Dance, Kevin Rector and Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | May 1, 2014
A nearly 120-year-old retaining wall that has troubled Charles Village residents for decades collapsed Wednesday amid a month's worth of rain, dumping street lights, sidewalks and half a dozen cars onto the CSX rail tracks below. No injuries were reported. City officials evacuated 19 adjacent homes along East 26th Street and urged residents to avoid the area in case of lingering instability. The landslide halted CSX rail traffic through what is a main artery to the port of Baltimore.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | February 13, 2014
On a Thursday morning after the Baltimore region was pounded with an overnight snowstorm, several incidents forced shutdowns on local roadways, according to the state Department of Transportation. DOT reported that a collision in White Marsh on Interstate 95 North past the MD 43 (White Marsh Boulevard) exit has closed the northbound right traffic lane and northbound right shoulder at 8:46 a.m. A collision in Aberdeen on I-95 South past the MD 22 (Churchville Road) exit has closed the southbound right shoulder at 8:27 a.m., DOT said.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | December 25, 2013
Baltimore County police have identified the victim of a fatal single vehicle crash that occurred Tuesday night when a car struck a tree in Essex. Jerome Matthew Ziemski, 32, of the 500-block of Cranford Road in Baltimore died after the 2008 Chevrolet Corvette he was driving crashed at Hyde Park Road and South Marlyn Avenue about 7:45 p.m. Christmas Eve. Police investigators said Ziemski, the sole occupant of the vehicle, was traveling north on Hyde Park when the car left the roadway, overturned and hit a tree.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | December 4, 2013
Commuters in the Baltimore region took slightly fewer trips on public transit in recent years but traveled farther on the trips they took, according to a report released Wednesday by the Maryland PIRG Foundation. A total of 96.9 million trips were taken in the Baltimore region on public transit in 2010, down 0.5 percent from 97.4 million in 2005, the study found. But the number of miles traveled via public transit per passenger in the Baltimore area increased by 17.9percent, to 514million miles in 2010 from 436 million miles in 2005, according to the study.
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Editorial from The Record and The Aegis | September 12, 2013
The official dedication ceremony for a new interchange at Routes 40 and 715 designed to provide better access to Aberdeen Proving Ground was lauded this week as a triumph of partnerships that have put good public policy ahead of party politics. Indeed, Harford County Executive David R. Craig and Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, who are as likely as not to be running against each other in the general election for governor next year, formed something of a mini-mutual appreciation society when they got together for the interchange dedication Monday.
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