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February 3, 2010
Trying to stay ahead of Tuesday night's snowfall, local and state road crews were out plowing and salting main roadways to prepare for this morning's rush hour. The National Weather Service ar Sterling, Va., predicted between 2 and 4 inches of snow throughout the Baltimore metro area before it tapers off about 7 a.m. Adrienne Barnes, spokeswoman for the city's Department of Transportation, said 125 city vehicles were put into service as the snow began to fall and were plowing or salting main roadways and interstates.
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By Staff Reports and The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2014
The Baltimore Orioles' second home playoff game against the Detroit Tigers is scheduled today for a first pitch at 12:07 p.m., so fans may be using light rail to get to Camden Yards between the morning rush hour and noontime. The Maryland Transit Administration says commuters should expect increased traffic on I-95/I-395 in Baltimore, and is also warning people that post game traffic will impact the afternoon rush. People are encouraged to use light rail to get to Camden Yards.
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Staff Reports, The Baltimore Sun | March 25, 2014
As of 9:15 a.m., the Tuesday rush hour was winding down with a pair of incidents. In Baltimore City, the Maryland Department of Transportation reported an accident on northbound Interstate-95 near Pulaski Highway, but it was reportedly off to the right shoulder and not affecting traffic flow. There was also a report of an incident on I-83 south at Belfast Road, but it was also off to the shoulder. The Maryland Transit Administration was reporting that MARC trail, commuter buses and local buses were operating on time.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2014
All lanes going through the Ft. McHenry Tunnel have reopened after overturned box truck and fuel leak closed part of the tunnel Thursday afternoon during rush hour. The lanes reopened around 7 p.m. The truck flipped over around 4 p.m. heading southbound in the tunnel, and police helped cars back out of the tunnel, officials said. The tunnel carries traffic on I-95 under Baltimore's harbor near the downtown exits. Officials did not immediately know a cause of the accident. lbroadwater@baltsun.com Twitter.com/lukebroadwater
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | July 17, 2013
A disabled vehicle on the inner loop of Interstate 695 in Baltimore County at Reisterstown Road closed one of two inner loop right off-ramp lanes at 8:56 a.m. on Wednesday, according to the state Department of Transportation. In Anne Arundel County, another disabled vehicle on US 50 East at Lane 5 of the Bay Bridge has shut down one of two eastbound traffic lanes at 9:08 a.m., DOT said. Also in Anne Arundel, a collision on I-97 South at the MD 174 (Quarterfield Road) exit closed one of three southbound lanes and one of two southbound shoulders at 9:07 a.m., DOT said.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | January 24, 2013
Another fast-moving dusting of snow could snarl the Friday evening commute, with a dangerous chill still not expected to lift until early next week. The cold snap has already contributed to some deaths, state health officials said, though an exact count wasn't available. An inch of snow that fell Thursday morning caused widespread crashes, and state highway officials are preparing for a similar situation Friday afternoon, though cautioned there is only so much they can do on crowded roadways and given the frigid weather.
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By Donna R. Engle and Donna R. Engle,SUN STAFF | January 2, 1999
When Walter M. Russell rises at 5 a.m., only a few headlights pierce the darkness on Route 140 outside his house.While he dresses and shaves, the traffic builds. By the time he leaves to meet his friends for 6 a.m. breakfast at McDonald's in Westminster, something that resembles a single creature with hundreds of unblinking white eyes is crawling east along the highway.In the afternoon, when rush-hour traffic is on his side of the road, ``You sit and wait. You wait for the gap. You'll get so many seconds, and you can slip out,'' Russell said.
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By Ed Heard and Ed Heard,SUN STAFF Sun staff writers TaNoah Sterling, Dan Thanh Dang, Ellen Gamerman and Mike Farabaugh contributed to this article | January 24, 1996
Spotty sleet and rain made Central Maryland roads slick during morning rush hour yesterday, causing at least one fatal accident, several road closures and scores of collisions. Slippery roads played a part in the death of Mary Lynne Schubert, 49, of Annapolis, police said. Her 1989 Buick was struck by a 1987 Chevrolet Celebrity about 7:30 a.m. as she drove away from Lowry's gas station on Forest Drive in Annapolis. Ms. Schubert was taken by helicopter to Prince George's Trauma Center, where she died at 8:40 a.m.The other driver, whose name was not released by police, was taken to Anne Arundel Medical Center with leg injuries.
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By Liz Atwood and Jackie Powder and Liz Atwood and Jackie Powder,SUN STAFF | April 28, 1999
On a day when clear skies and dry roads should have afforded drivers a safe and easy commute, more than a dozen accidents ensnared thousands of motorists yesterday, leaving one driver dead and creating a 10-mile backup in Interstate 95.The accidents affected both ends of the daily commute, with one deadly crash crushing a car between two trucks and snarling evening rush hour -- jamming some of the same motorists frustrated by the morning accident on I-95."It...
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | October 31, 1997
An accident triggered by a police cruiser's emergency lights accidentally going off closed the northbound lanes of Interstate 95 for most of yesterday's morning rush hour and left two people injured.Traffic headed into the city was diverted off I-95 and onto Caton Avenue, causing significant delays and backups.Lori Vidil, a spokeswoman for the Maryland Transportation Authority Police, responsible for patrolling the highway between the Beltway exits, said the crash occurred about 5: 30 a.m. All lanes of the highway were reopened at 9: 04 a.m.Vidil said Tracy Adams, 31, a federal police officer who works at the U.S. Customs office in Baltimore, hit a bump with his Ford cruiser in the high-speed lane south of Exit 51, or Washington Boulevard.
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Staff Reports, The Baltimore Sun | March 25, 2014
As of 9:15 a.m., the Tuesday rush hour was winding down with a pair of incidents. In Baltimore City, the Maryland Department of Transportation reported an accident on northbound Interstate-95 near Pulaski Highway, but it was reportedly off to the right shoulder and not affecting traffic flow. There was also a report of an incident on I-83 south at Belfast Road, but it was also off to the shoulder. The Maryland Transit Administration was reporting that MARC trail, commuter buses and local buses were operating on time.
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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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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | December 9, 2013
The forecasts say 4 inches of snow are expected, but be prepared for a blizzard -- Jim Cantore is coming. The Weather Channel meteorologist, whose Twitter bio says he is "[a]lways awaiting mother natures latest temper tantrum", plans to do morning live shots from Baltimore, he said on the microblogging website Monday afternoon. Cantore is known for coming to town any time extreme weather strikes.  Of course, mayhem doesn't always follow Cantore. He reported from Washington, D.C., last March when the capital city, as well as Baltimore, were forecast to get hit with a snowstorm dubbed by many the "Snowquester".
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | November 4, 2013
The shift back to Eastern Standard Time will soon mean both rush-hour commutes spent in the dark for many of us. With the one-hour shift backward, sunset will arrive before 5 p.m. by Thursday and sunrise will push past 7 a.m. by Nov. 24. The length of daylight meanwhile dips below the 10-hour mark somewhere in between the two, on Nov. 16. But don't fret; it will be early in the near year, around Jan. 7, when it will start staying light past...
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | August 6, 2013
Traffic moved without unscheduled road closures toward the end of Tuesday morning's rush hour as the state Department of Transportation reported no incidents at 9 a.m. Among the previously reported incidents DOT said were cleared was a one-vehicle crash in Anne Arundel County on the Baltimore Washington Parkway South at MD 175 that had blocked the right southbound merge lane for more than an hour after initially reported. The Maryland Transportation Administration reported minor MARC train delays at 9 a.m.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | July 17, 2013
A disabled vehicle on the inner loop of Interstate 695 in Baltimore County at Reisterstown Road closed one of two inner loop right off-ramp lanes at 8:56 a.m. on Wednesday, according to the state Department of Transportation. In Anne Arundel County, another disabled vehicle on US 50 East at Lane 5 of the Bay Bridge has shut down one of two eastbound traffic lanes at 9:08 a.m., DOT said. Also in Anne Arundel, a collision on I-97 South at the MD 174 (Quarterfield Road) exit closed one of three southbound lanes and one of two southbound shoulders at 9:07 a.m., DOT said.
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By Robert Guy Matthews and Robert Guy Matthews,SUN STAFF | March 21, 1996
They look like police officers, they act like police officers, and since yesterday, they can write you a ticket like a police officer.They are the blue-clad, official-looking "traffic directors" who guide commuters at the city's busiest intersections during rush hour. Now with the help of a new law, these traffic directors can issue citations for running red lights and disobeying directives and other moving violations."This gives the officers a tool to persuade the public to do what it is supposed to do," said Dave L. Montgomery, deputy director of the Baltimore Department of Public Works.
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By Donna R. Engle and Sun news researcher Dee Lyon contributed to this article. and SUN STAFF | January 2, 1999
When Walter M. Russell rises at 5 a.m., only a few headlights pierce the darkness on Route 140 outside his house.While he dresses and shaves, the traffic builds. By the time he leaves to meet his friends for 6 a.m. breakfast at McDonald's in Westminster, something that resembles a single creature with hundreds of unblinking white eyes is crawling east along the highway.In the afternoon, when rush-hour traffic is on his side of the road, "You sit and wait. You wait for the gap. You'll get so many seconds, and you can slip out," Russell said.
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May 31, 2013
The ramp from eastbound I-695 to southbound Route 170, also called Camp Meade Road, will be closed from 11 p.m. Friday through 5 a.m. Monday, Maryland State Highway Administration officials said. Signs for a detour will be posted.  Motorists should take Route 170 north to Route 648, turn right on Route 648, then right onto Route 169. From there, they can reach Route 170 southbound. The work, in Linthicum, uses a polyester-epoxy modified concrete and may accomplish the job over a weekend.
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | May 24, 2013
Maryland residents hoping to get a jump on the Memorial Day weekend and the traditional beginning of summer had a slow start Friday night. At 8 p.m., delays that earlier had extended for 18 miles had eased to just half of a mile for eastbound traffic, while there was no delay for westbound traffic, even though one of two lanes was temporarily closed. There were no reports of delays on Highway 50, which earlier in that evening had extended for six miles, to Maryland Hwy. 213.
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